Vaibhav (VB) Bahadur

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Areas of Interest: Heat transfer, fluid mechanics, energy systems, surface science, materials, water production.

    NameVaibhav (VB) Bahadur
    RoleAssociate Professor and Walker Faculty Fellow
    InstitutionThe University of Texas at Austin
    Key Words / Areas of InterestHeat transfer, fluid mechanics, energy systems, surface science, materials, water production
    Expertise Sought– Machine learning
    – Statistical modeling
    – Nanomaterials
    – Additive manufacturing
    – Computational fluid dynamics



    Vaibhav Bahadur (VB) is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. His research areas include heat transfer, fluid mechanics, surface science and materials with applications in energy, water and environmental protection. Prof. Bahadur has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Purdue University) and a Postdoc (Harvard University). He has 4 years R&D experience in GE Global Research and Baker Hughes. Prof. Bahadur received the NSF CAREER Award, SPE Petroleum Engineering Young Faculty Award, ASME ICNMM Outstanding Early Career Award, Google Faculty Research Award, and ACS Doctoral New Investigator Award. He won the R&D Competition at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (2014). Technology from his lab was tested on the International Space Station (2017). He has authored 40 journal articles (h-index: 20), 26 articles in conference proceedings, and 9 patents (issued/pending). His research has featured on the cover of multiple journals, ASME’s Mechanical Engineering magazine, and in R&D magazine.