Imperial College London

Mr. Swapnil Sarjerao Jagtap

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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Swapnil S. Jagtap is currently a Ph.D. student funded by the prestigious President's Ph.D. Scholarship, in the faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. He is also an aligned Doctoral student trainee of the prestigious 'Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet' (SSCP), Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Cohort 5, funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK Government, at Grantham Institute, Imperial College London. His research at Imperial College London focuses on minimizing the human and environmental health impacts of aviation. More information about Swapnil's research can be found in the Research tab. Swapnil's primary Ph.D. adviser is Dr. Marc Stettler, and secondary adviser is Prof. Peter Childs who heads the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial.

He did his primary and secondary schooling at Pune Vidyarthi Griha's Pune Vidya Bhawan school, which is located in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. He completed his high-school with Science stream from SIES college Sion, Mumbai with vocational studies in Computer Science. Swapnil completed Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai with a grade of Distinction and University rank 41 (from approximately 5000 ME students). He also holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA with a 4.00/4.00 GPA.

Awards, Honors and Distinctions

Recipient of:

  1. The prestigious President’s Ph.D. Scholarship 2018, Imperial College London, for 3.5 years;  
  2. Doctoral-student trainee-ship in Cohort 5, Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) UK Government, at Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, 2018-2021;  
  3. ‘Tata Chemicals Golden Jubilee Foundation’ travel grant, 2018; 
  4. 'Dean of College of Engineering’ travel grant, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016;  
  5. ‘Student Government Association’ travel grant, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016;  
  6. ‘Sir Mangaldas Nathubhai Research Fellowship', University of Mumbai, India, 2015-2017;  
  7. ‘Sir Mangaldas Nathubhai travel grant’, University of Mumbai, India, 2015;
  8.  ‘G.I. Patel’ Scholarship, University of Mumbai, India, 2015;  ‘Lotus Trust’ Scholarship, Mumbai, India, 2015;  
  9. The prestigious ‘Leon A. Tolve Fellowship’ at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2015;  
  10. ‘Tata Chemicals Golden Jubilee Foundation’ travel grant, 2015;  
  11. The prestigious Scholarship from ‘Sir Ratan Tata Trust’, 2013;  
  12. ‘Lotus Trust’ Scholarship, Mumbai, India, 2013;  
  13. ‘Sakal India Foundation’ travel grant, Pune, India, 2013;  
  14. ‘Tata Chemicals Golden Jubilee Foundation’ travel grant, 2013;  
  15. Award in Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) for First Class with Distinction, University of Mumbai, 2012 and 5th rank in K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE);  
  16. 41st rank in the University of Mumbai from approximately 5000 students in Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), 2012;  
  17. Nominated for State-level research award (Maharashtra State, India) in academic year, 2011 – 2012;  
  18. Position of the President of the Renewable Energy Club, KJSCE, 2011-2012;  3rd best project award, KJSCE, 2012;  
  19. Best paper award/Winner of paper presentation competition organized by Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, 2012;
  20. 3rd Position in college-level Babble competition, 2011;  
  21. 2nd rank in 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at KJSCE, 2011;  
  22. Subject Topper award in Hydraulics Machinery-73%, 2011;  
  23. 3rd rank in 2nd year of ME at KJSCE, (2010);  
  24. Subject Topper award in Applied Mathematics IV-98%, 2010;  
  25. Subject Topper award in Applied Chemistry II-76%, 2009.

Complete list of awards and its description can be found here (external web-page). 

Conference, Journal, Patent and Seminar Publications

Conference Papers (all first author)

  1. Jagtap, Swapnil Sarjerao. "Sustainability assessment of hydro-processed renewable jet fuel from algae from market-entry year 2020: Use in passenger aircrafts." In 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, p. 4367. 2016.
  2. Benjamin Emerson, Swapnil Jagtap, Tim Lieuwen, “Stability Analysis of Reacting Wakes: Flow and Density Asymmetry Effects”, AIAA SciTech 2015, Orlando, FL.
  3. Swapnil Jagtap, “Aero-Thermodynamic Analysis of Space Shuttle Vehicle at Re-Entry”, International IEEE Aerospace Conference 2015 (sponsored by AIAA, IEEE), Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky, Montana, 2015.
  4. Swapnil S. Jagtap and Sanjay R. Bhandari, “Solar Refrigeration using Triple Fluid Vapor Absorption Refrigeration and Organic Rankine Cycle”, SPICON-2012-MECHANICAL, Sardar Patel International Conference, Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai.

Journal articles (all first author)

  1. Swapnil Jagtap. “Systems evaluation of subsonic hybrid-electric propulsion concepts for NASA N+3 goals and conceptual aircraft sizing.” International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering. (Accepted for publication: March 2019 issue)
  2. Swapnil Jagtap, “An apparatus for exchanging heat with flow in an annulus.” Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 10.1 (2017): 173-176.
  3. Emerson, Benjamin, Swapnil Jagtap, J. Mathew Quinlan, Michael W. Renfro, Baki M. Cetegen, and Tim Lieuwen. "Spatio-temporal linear stability analysis of stratified planar wakes: Velocity and density asymmetry effects." Physics of Fluids (1994-present) 28, no. 4 (2016): 045101.
  4. Swapnil S. Jagtap and Sanjay R. Bhandari, “Solar Refrigeration”, Social Science Research Network (SSRN, sponsored by Stanford Law School, Chicago Booth, Korea University and European Corporate Governance Institute); Published in the Renewable Energy Journal and Solar Energy Journal.

Patent (solo inventor and first author)


  1. Emerson, Benjamin, Swapnil Jagtap, Michael W. Renfro, Baki M. Cetegen, and Tim Lieuwen. "Stability analysis of reacting wakes: flow and density asymmetry effects.", National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Government, 2015.
  2. Narayanan Komerath, Swapnil Jagtap, Nandeesh Hiremath “Aero-thermoelastic tailoring for waveriders”, U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at Eglin Air-force base, 2014.