My research focuses on Combustion and Energy Conversion, Optical Diagnostics and Imaging, Laser Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Lasers, Chemical Kinetics, Fluid Flow and Plasma Diagnostics, Supersonic and Hypersonic Propulsion, Gas Turbine Combustion and IC Engines.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles72
  • Falconieri, M., Gagliardi, S., Rondino, F., Marrocco, M., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). Study of Impulsive Stimulated Raman Scattering Effects Using the Femtosecond Pump–Probe Z-Scan Technique. Applied Sciences. 11(24), 11667-11667.
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  • Turner, M. A., Paschal, T. T., Parajuli, P., Kulatilaka, W. D., & Petersen, E. L. (2021). Application of high-speed, species-specific chemiluminescence imaging for laminar flame speed and Markstein length measurements in spherically expanding flames. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 129, 110477-110477.
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  • Wang, Y., Jain, A., Schweizer, C., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). OH, PAH, and sooting imaging in piloted liquid-spray flames of diesel and diesel surrogate. Combustion and Flame. 231, 111479-111479.
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  • Parajuli, P., Paschal, T. T., Turner, M. A., Wang, Y., Petersen, E. L., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). High-Speed Hydroxyl and Methylidyne Chemiluminescence Imaging Diagnostics in Spherically Expanding Flames. AIAA Journal. 59(8), 1-9.
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  • Prasad, S., Schweizer, C., Bagaria, P., Saini, A., Kulatilaka, W. D., & Mashuga, C. V. (2021). Investigation of particle density on dust cloud dynamics in a minimum ignition energy apparatus using digital in-line holography. Powder Technology. 384, 297-303.
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  • Mathieu, O., Kulatilaka, W. D., & Petersen, E. L. (2019). Effect of Dimethyl Methylphosphonate (DMMP) Addition on H2, CH4, and C2H4 Ignition Behind Reflected Shock Waves. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves 1. 177-184. Springer International Publishing.
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Conference Papers93
  • HARRISON, K., KOTA, K. R., ROGERS, J. A., MEAD, P. T., MOTE, A., KULATILAKA, W. D., & LACY, JR., T. E. (2021). HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT RESPONSE OF STITCHED CFRP LAMINATES. American Society for Composites 2021, Thirty-sixth Technical Conference.
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  • Lukasik, G., Rogers, J., Kota, K. R., Wilkerson, J. W., Lacy, T. E., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). Application of Digital Particle Tracking and Schlieren Imaging to Study Debris Cloud and Shockwave Formation During Hypervelocity Impacts. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
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  • Schweizer, C., Wang, Y., Mashuga, C. V., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). Combustible Dust Cloud Characterization Using Multiple Laser Diagnostic Methods. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
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  • Jain, A., Parajuli, P., Wang, Y., & Kulatilaka, W. D. (2021). High-Speed OH PLIF Imaging in Flames Using Third Harmonic of an Amplified Femtosecond Laser. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
  • Rogers, J., Mead, P. T., Harrison, K., Kota, K. R., Leaverton, J. D., Lukasik, G., ... Lacy, T. E. (2021). Hypervelocity Impact Response of Polyethylene Plates. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Mechanical Engineering; 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123