Dr Milaan Patel
Sci -Tech Daresbury
University of Liverpool
Warrington WA4 4AD
Milaan Patel graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering from Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya (KSV) University in 2016 and completed his Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Nuclear Engineering at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in 2018. During his Master's project, he contributed to the development of a mathematical model to predict fatigue-ratcheting failure of Low carbon steel Tee-joint of Pressurized Heavy water Reactors (PHWR) under seismic loading, using the Iterative Response spectra (IRS) method.
He began his PhD at the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) as a DDFS fellow. He joined the Laser Diagnostic group at the Institute for Plasma Research to carry out his PhD research which focussed on the development of a supersonic molecular beam system for edge plasma diagnostic of tokamak.
During his PhD, he designed and installed an experimental system to generate a highly-under expanded pulsed supersonic jet in the rarefied atmosphere and study its dynamics. He measured the effects of dynamic background in jet structure using a pitot probe and developed a unique TOF probe to measure the velocity of rarefied supersonic jets. He also carried out simulations using the ANSYS CFD module and DSMC code of G. Bird to support his experiments and to study skimmer interference effects. He conceptualized a supersonic nozzle profile to increase the axial density of the jet and evaluated its performance using DSMC simulations and experimentally by manufacturing the nozzle using 3D printing using a unique surface smoothening technique. He established an approach to increase the sensitivity of the Rayleigh scattering experiment technique to enhance the detection limit by ten times. This assisted in measuring the transient effects of a pulsed jet by exploiting cluster formation. He also developed a novel Shielded ionization discharge (SID) probe to detect and measure a pulsed molecular beam's time-varying absolute density profile to increase its density.
Milaan Joined the QUASAR Group on September 2023. His research involves technological development of the gas jet based ion beam profile monitor for medical accelerators by extensive use of CST and DSMC simulations followed by profile measurements of proton beam of medical accelerators at clinical research centres of collaborators. His study also focuses on identifying solutions for online monitoring the proton beam for medical accelerators and for the Laser hybrid Accelerator for Radiobiological Application (LhARA) Initiative.
Development of gas jet based profile monitors for medial accelerator facilities