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Waste to Energy
13 October 2022
Digital Forum | 14:00 - 15:30 GST

Philip K. Panickar
Aerodynamics Engineer at Waste to Energy Specialist


Philip Panicker is an expert in waste-to-energy and aerospace engineering. He was a Senior Lecturer of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi till the end of 2021 where he taught a broad range of courses in Mechanical Engineering including a course on Energy-Food-Water Nexus. He received his Master's and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas Arlington and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University. His post-doctoral research was focused on detonation-based propulsion systems, such as the pulsed detonation engines. Dr. Panicker has a deep interest in innovative and high speed propulsion systems, from subsonic to hypersonics, and rockets. His current research work includes waste-to-energy conversion, energy harvesting, sustainable technologies, experimental gas dynamics, and nanosatellites/CubeSats. Dr. Panicker has a keen interest in the development of applied plasma research for fostering a circular economy, including the application of microwave induced plasma for the gasification of wastes, including the conversion of municipal solid wastes, plastics and sewage into fuel (such as hydrogen), energy and useful raw materials.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fuelling the future: The circular economy and net-zero implications

  • Supporting the transition: Is there an appetite for investment?

  • Closing comments