Hukam C. Mongia, a 1965 graduate of Punjab Engineering College with MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Mongia joined Garrett Engine Company in 1972. He has been involved in the design and development of numerous advanced technology and engine combustors and the formulation and successful application of empirical and analytical design methodology in the combustion design process. As a “Senior Engineering Manager” during 1981-2007 in three companies, 1981-1983 at Garrett (now Honeywell Aerospace), 1984-1993 at Allison (now Rolls Royce of North America), and January 1994-December 2007 at GE Aviation, Dr. Mongia has been responsible for providing leadership in developing technology, transition of technology into combustion products, design methodology and tools.
As Chief Combustion Technologist starting December 2007, Dr. Mongia is responsible for bridging the gap between combustion science and technology and addressing the most challenging combustion technology issues. Dr. Mongia is credited with more than 25 combustion patents and 200 (including >50 peer-reviewed) publications.