Professor M. S. Ananth

Distinguished Visiting Professor, IIT Bombay


Areas of Interest:

Molecular thermodynamics, Mathematical modelling, Education, Equipment Design.

Specialization:

Thermodynamics

Consultancy Areas:

Equipment design, Mathematical modelling.

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Ananth has been consistently rated a good teacher over the past 43 years. He is a Fellow of the IIChE and the INAE. In December 2011, I&EC Research published the Ananth-Festschrift Issue (Volume 50, No. 23) in his honour as a "leading researcher, gifted teacher and visionary leader of higher education in India"
Ananth was Director, IIT Madras for about ten years (2001-2011) and during this time he created the largest open-courseware programme in technical education in the world, the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) and established the first university based research park in India, the IITM Research Park in 2010 to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ananth was Member of both the Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet and the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council from 2007-2011. He was a Visiting Professor in IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore, Princeton University and University of Colorado (USA) and RWTH, Aachen (Germany) and a Visiting Scientist in Aspen Tech and in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in IIT Bombay.

Professional Experience:

 

Keywords:

Thermodynamics, Mathematical modelling, Equipment design.

 

Contact Information

Office

Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Bombay
Mumbai 400076

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Education

  • CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    B.Tech, AC Tech, Chennai 1967 - Gold Medal
  • ME (1969) and PhD (1972), Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • IIChE's Herdillia Prize for "Excellence in Basic Research"
  • University of Florida's R.W. Fahien Alumni Award for "Distinguished Professional Contributions"
  • Fellow of the IIChE and the INAE.
  • In December 2011, I&EC Research published the Ananth-Festschrift Issue (Volume 50, No. 23) in his honour as a "leading researcher, gifted teacher and visionary leader of higher education in India"

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INAE Section Affiliated To : Section IV: Chemical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship:


Year of Birth: 1945