Koushik Bangalore Gangadharacharya

PhD Student


I am a PhD researcher working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) located in Brussels, Belgium. As an engineer I always want to work on innovative and sustainable technologies. My PhD is one such opportunity as it deals with developing and validating a numerical simulation model of atmospheric corrosion process. The model is expected to predict the corrosion rate of metal exposed to any given environment and thus help in the better management of corrosion.


Career Details

PhD Student, (VUB) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

November 2017 – Present

Numerical modelling of dynamic thin electrolyte including mass transfer for long-term prediction of atmospheric corrosion.

Quality Assurance and Customer support engineer, ESI Software Pvt. Ltd., India

December 2015 – July 2017

Responsible for assuring the quality, certification and central customer support for ESI’s welding and heat treatment simulation module of an engineering analysis software.

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology

September 2013 – October 2015

Specialization in aeronautics. Master thesis in collaboration with GKN Aerospace AB, Sweden, dealt with Scale-Adaptive Simulation on Ansys-CFX and experimental validation of drag over a truncated airfoil.

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, (VTU) Visvesvaraya Technological University, India

August 2009 – June 2013

Dealt with fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering with a thesis on determining natural vibrating frequency modes of deployable space structures using 1-D Finite Element Analysis (FEA).