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Chetan Kulkarni

Technical Fellow / Research Scientist , KBR

Dr. Chetan S. Kulkarni is a KBR Inc. 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 Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management. Specifically focused on developing physics-based models, prognostics of electronic systems, energy systems and exploration ground systems as well as hybrid systems for applications such as next generation of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles, autonomous long duration space missions etc.  

He 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 BE (`02) from the University of Pune, India. Prior to 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 high voltage transformers. Earlier to that he was a member of the technical team of the Power Automation group at Honeywell, India where he was involved in turnkey power automation projects and product development in substation automation. 

He is KBR Technical Fellow (2022), AIAA Associate Fellow (2021), Associate Editor for IEEE, SAE, IJPHM Journals on topics related to Prognostics and Systems Health Management. He has been Technical Program Committee co-chair at PHM Conference, Europe 2018, Annual Conference of the PHM Society 20-23. And co-chairs the Professional Development and Education Outreach subcommittee in the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee. 

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