Professor Ranjan Ganguli

Professor, Indian Institute of Science


Areas of Interest:

Structural Dynamics, Rotorcraft, Composite Structures, Aeroelasticity, Smart Structures, Diagnostics, Prognostics, Optimal Design, Machine Learning, Finite Element Method, Material Characterization, Uncertainty Quantification, Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Control, Micro and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Specialization:

Aerospace Engineering; Helicopter Engineering; Structures and Materials; Computational Mechanics

Consultancy Areas:

Aerospace engineering

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Ranjan Ganguli is currently a Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received his PhD and MS degrees from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1994 and 1991, respectively, and his B. Tech. degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1989. He has published 176 journal papers, 104 conference papers and 5 books. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, UK, and a Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India.

Professional Experience:

  • 2015-Present, Satish Dhawan Chair Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • 2009-Present, Professor, Associate Professor (2005-2009) and Assistant Professor (2000-2005), Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • 1998-2000, Senior Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
  • 1997-1998, Consultant Mechanical Engineer, GE R&D Center, Schenectady, New York, USA.
  • 1995-1997, Assistant Research Scientist and Research Associate (1994-1995), Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
  • 1991-1994, Graduate Research Assistant, Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Keywords:

Structural Dynamics, Rotorcraft, Composite Structures, Aeroelasticity, Smart Structures, Diagnostics, Prognostics, Optimal Design, Machine Learning, Finite Element Method, Material Characterization, Uncertainty Quantification, Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Control, Micro and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

 

Contact Information

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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, India


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Education

  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 1994.
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 1991.
  • B. Tech. (Hons.), Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 1989.

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Satish Dhawan Chair Professor, 2015-2018.
  • Senior Member, IEEE, 2015.
  • Fellow, Aeronautical Society of India, 2015.
  • Faculty Advisor, Best New Entrant Graduate Team in the 32nd American Helicopter Society Student Design Competition on “Distributed Logistics in an Urban Setting using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, Sponsored by Boeing, 2015.
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK, 2011.
  • Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, 2011.
  • Aeronautical Society of India “Excellence in Aerospace Education Award”, 2011.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010.
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2009.
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009.
  • Indian National Science Academy-Korean Research Foundation Fellow, 2009.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2007.
  • Indian National Science Academy-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Fellow, 2005.
  • Aeronautical Society of India Golden Jubilee Award, 2002.
  • ASME Best Paper Award, Control and Diagnostics Committee, 2001.
  • University of Maryland Graduate School Fellow, 1990-91.
  • IIT Silver Medal, First Rank in Department, Best B. Tech. Project Award, 1989.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section VII: Aerospace Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009


Year of Birth: 1967