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Chetan S. Kulkarni

Bio

Chetan S. Kulkarni is a staff researcher at the Prognostics Center of Excellence and the Diagnostics and Prognostics Group in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center. His current research interests are in Systems Prognostics and Health Management and specifically focused in the area of developing component level physics-based models, prognostics of electronic systems, battery prognostics and cryogenic fueling system prognostics and hybrid systems.

Dr. Kulkarni completed his MS(’09), Ph.D(’13) from Vanderbilt University, TN where he was a Graduate Research Assistant with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He completed his Bachelors(’02) from the University of Pune, India. Prior joining Vanderbilt he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Bombay, where his research work focused on developing low-cost substation automation system monitoring and control devices and partial discharge of transformers. Earlier to that he was a member of the technical team of the Power Automation group at Honeywell Automation India Ltd (HAIL), where he was involved in turnkey power automation projects and also product development in the area of substation automation. He activly participates in STEM education activities mentoring students at NASA outreach programs, Science Fair competitions, MESA etc. Dr. Kulkarni co-chairs the Professional Development and Education Outreach AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee. Dr. Kulkarni is recipient of several Best paper awards by AIAA, IEEE and the PHM society. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and AIAA, as well as an elected member of the Sigma Xi Society.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Dec 2012. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, May 2009. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • B.E., Electronics & Electrical Engineering, June 2002. University of Pune, India

Selected Publications

  • C. Kulkarni, M. Daigle, G. Gorospe and K. Goebel, "Validation of Model-Based Prognostics for Pneumatic Valves in a Prognostics Demonstration Testbed", International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management, 2017 Vol 8 018
  • C. Kulkarni, J Celaya, G. Biswas, and K. Goebel, "Physics-Based Degradation models for Capacitor Prognostics under Thermal Overstress Conditions", International Journal on Prognostics and Health Management, International Journal for Prognostics and Health Management Vol 3 (2) 005.
  • J. Celaya, C. Kulkarni, G. Biswas, and K. Goebel, "Prognostic Studies and Physics of failure modeling under High Electrical Stress for Electrolytic Capacitors", International Journal on Prognostics and Health Management, International Journal for Prognostics and Health Management Vol 3 (2) 004.
  • C. Kulkarni, M. Daigle, G. Gorospe and K. Goebel,"A Testbed for Implementing Prognostic Methodologies on Cryogenic Propellant Loading Systems", IEEE Instrumentations and Measurement Magazine, Aug 2015
  • C. Kulkarni, M. Daigle, G. Gorospe and K. Goebel, "Model-Based Prognostics Methodologies for Cryogenic Propellant Loading Test-bed", IEEE AUTOTEST, Sep 15-18, 2014, St. Louis, MO. Best Technical Paper Award
  • M. Daigle and C. Kulkarni, "A Battery Health Monitoring Framework for Planetary Rovers", IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2014, Big Sky, MO. Best Paper Award
  • C. Kulkarni, J. Celaya, K. Goebel, and G. Biswas, “Bayesian framework approach for prognostic studies in electrolytic capacitor under thermal overstress conditions,” in Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, (Minneapolis, MN), September 2012. Best Application Paper Award.
  • C. Kulkarni, J. Celaya, G. Biswas, and K. Goebel, "Prognostics Health Management and Physics-based failure Models for Electrolytic Capacitors", American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, June 19 - 21 2012, Garden Grove, CA. Best Student Paper Award
  • J. Celaya, C. Kulkarni, G. Biswas, S. Saha, and K. Goebel, “A Model-based Prognostics Methodology for Electrolytic Capacitors Based on Electrical Overstress Accelerated Aging,” in Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, (Montreal QC, Canada), September 2011. Best Application Paper Award.
  • C. Kulkarni, G. Biswas, X. Koutsoukos, K. Goebel and J. Celaya, "Integrated Diagnostic/Prognostic Experimental Setup for Capacitor Degradation and Health Monitoring", IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2010, pp 1-7, September 2010, Orlando, FL. Best Student Paper Award

Complete list of publications is here

Google Scholar h-index here

Adjunct Professorship

  • University of Maryland, Guest Lecture, Prognostics and Health Management, Physics of Failure Approach to Prognostics, Fall 2017
  • VII International Summer School on Fault Diagnosis of Complex Systems, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, Guest Lecture, Prognosis Of Complex Systems, Fall 2017,

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair - Professional Development and Education Outreach AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical 2015 - present  Track Chair - AIAA Scitech - Intelligent Integrated Systems Health Management 2017 - present  Doctoral Symposium Mentor - Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2017
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society Nominated Full Member March 2013 – Present
  • Session Co-chair at the 2014 IEEE Aerospace conference.
  • Working Group – IEEE P1856 – Standard Framework for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems
  • Technical Program Chair Committee – Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2012 - present.
  • Reviewer -IECON 2014 40th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society -2nd European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014 -IEEE International Power and Energy Conference 2012 -First European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2012. -Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. -IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.
  • Senior Member IEEE (2003 – present)
  • IEEE, Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society( 2010- present)
  • Instrumentation & Measurement Society ( 2009 – present)
  • Senior Member AIAA Society (2010 – present)
  • AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee ( 2015- present)
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) ( 2012- present)
  • IEEE PHM Standards 1856-2017 Working Group

Education Outreach Activities

  • Judge at MESA Day San Jose State University, 2017
  • Special Awards (AIAA ISTC Award) Judge Synopsys Championship organized by Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association 2015 - present
  • Invited Special Awards Judge at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Festival (ISEF) - 2014
  • Mentor - NASA Boys and Girls Summer Program 2013, 2014,2015
  • Semi-Finalist Judge and Mentor at 2014 Conrad Foundation - The Spirit of Innovation Challenge - 2014 * Judge - Conrad Foundation - The Spirit of Innovation Challenge - Nov - Dec - 2013
  • Judge - NASA Ames Student Space Settlement Contest March 2013
  • Science Fair Judge: 2013 Synopsys Championship organized by Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association - March 2013.

Contact

Chetan S. Kulkarni, Ph.D. Staff Researcher, Prognostics Center of Excellence, Intelligent Systems Division

SGT Inc. NASA Ames Research Center Mail Stop 269-3 Moffett Field, CA 94035

Phone: 650-604-0493

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