Professor, Dept of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

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    Current Position held
  • Professor,Dept.of Aerospace Engineering
  • Dean,Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research IITMadras
  • Two years [1972-74] experience in the R&D Dept. of Toshniwal Industries,Madras
  • Teaching and Research and Research guidance at IIT Madras from 1974
  • Post doctoral research Universities of Karlsruhe,Erlangen,Essen and Aachen, Germany
  • Ph.D Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • M.S in Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • B.Sc (Engg) (1970) in Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
    Areas of research
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Combustion
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
    Students / Publications / Projects
  • No. of Doctoral dissertations supervised / ongoing : Eleven / Four
  • Undergraduate and Masters Projects supervised : Forty Five
  • Publications : About 100
  • Sponsored & Consultancy Projects : 22 projects of total cost Rs.45 million
     Current research
  • High speed flows, mixing and combustion
  • Shock tube based studies, Hypersonic ,high enthalpy flows
  • Low Density Flows
    Important Corporate and Professional Responsibilities held
At IIT Madras
  • Chairman, GATE, IITMadras 2004
  • Head of the Dept. of Aerospace Engg. IITMadras (2004-09)
  • Chairman, Library Advisory Committee, IIT Madras(2006-09)
  • Dean, Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research,IIT Madras (2009 till date)
Outside IIT Madras
  • Indian National Representative,Executive Board of International Society for Aior Breathing Engines
  • Cordinator of Propulsion Panel of Aeronautics Research & Development Board(AR&DB)
  • Vice President, Aeronautical Society of India,New Delhi
  • Member of Aerodynamics panel of Aeronautics Research & Development Board(AR&DB)
  • Member, Research Council , National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), Bangalore (2008-10)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Military Air worthiness & Certification (CEMILAC)
  • Member, Research Board, Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST) Trivandrum
  • Member,Academic Council,Anna University
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