IIT Bombay alumnus, Dr. Yogesh M. Joshi (Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2001), is the first Indian to be elected as a Fellow of the Society of Rheology. The Society of Rheology was founded in the US in 1929 and honours distinguished achievements in science, noteworthy accomplishments in technology, and exceptional scholarship in the field of Rheology. This prestigious fellowship is awarded annually to less than 0.5% of the society’s membership in any given year.
Dr. Joshi is currently the Girish & Sushma Rani Pathak Chair, and Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He is also a recipient of several awards, fellowships, and honours including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2015) given by the Government of India. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2016) and the National Academy of Sciences, India (2017). Dr. Joshi is a Senior Editor of Langmuir, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Rheology, Rheologica Acta, and Physics of Fluids.