Atul Kohli

Distinguished Mechanical Engineer, 2022
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

 Dr. Atul Kohli is currently Senior Technical Fellow of Heat Transfer, Analytical Methods in the Aero-Thermal Fluids discipline at Pratt & Whitney (P&W). In his 25 years at Pratt & Whitney, Atul has held positions of increasing responsibility within Turbine Aerodynamics, Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, Turbine Durability and Aero-Thermal Systems disciplines. Atul impacts a broad range of life-limited engine components through improved modeling of cooling and heat transfer. He develops the proficiency of practitioners and standard work by advancing analytical methods and productivity through process improvements.

Atul has more than 30 refereed publications and 15 issued patents with over 30 pending. Atul serves as a Champion at P&W for the Asian American Leadership Forum. His outstanding technical accomplishments were recognized in 2009 with his election as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Kohli is well recognized for his professional service and leadership in the mechanical engineering community through ASME and associations with universities. He has served in numerous positions with the ASME, most notably as the Conference Chair of the ASME 2019 Turbo Expo Conference, which is the most widely attended conference in the gas turbine area with over 1,000 papers and more 2,000 attendees each year. He also currently serves as the Chair of the ASME K-14 Heat Transfer Committee. For this service and his service in many other ASME programs, Dr. Kohli received the prestigious ASME Distinguished Service Award in 2020.

Atul has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.