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Dr. Rajesh Ranjan

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur



  • 2017 – 2021: Postdoctoral Scholar, Ohio State University, USA
  • 2015 - 2017: Research Associate, JNCASR Bengaluru
  • 2007 - 2010: CFD Analyst, Computational Research Labs, Pune


  • Ph.D.(2016): Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, India
  •       Advisors: Prof. Roddam Narasimha & Prof. S. M. Deshpande
  • ME (2007): Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, India
  • BE (2005): Bihar Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri, Jharkhand, India

Key Recognitions

  • 2005: All India Rank-3, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India
  • 2002,03,04,05: Deshpande-Atkinson Award for Roll of Honor (First Rank), B.E., BIT, Sindri, India
  • 2008,09,10: Outstanding Performance Award (thrice), TATA CRL, Pune, India
  • 2013: ICAM International Travel Award, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter
  • 2014: International Travel Support Award, DST, Govt. of India
  • 2015: Best Poster Award, JNCASR In-house Symposium, Bengaluru, India
  • 2017: Nominated for Dr. APJ Kalam HPC Award
  • 2018: Session Chair, Stability & Transition, 2018 AIAA Aviation Conference, Atlanta, USA
  • 2019: Poster Judge, Statewide Users Group Conference, Ohio Supercomputer Center, USA
  • 2021: Rated 'Exceptionally Good Teaching' by students for course AE664A

International Journal Reviewer

  • AIAA Journal, Journal of Propulsion & Power, Aerospace Science & Technology
  • Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (EACFM)
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling, Transactions of INAE, Current Science, Sadhana
  • Computers & Fluids, Journal of Computational Physics


  • Applied Compressible Flows (AE664, PG Compulsory, IIT Kanpur)
  • Airbreathing Propulsion (AE341, UG Compulsory, IIT Kanpur)

I am getting paid for doing things that I enjoy, is not that wonderful? - Roddam Narasimha