On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, IIT Bombay conferred the ‘IIT Bombay International Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering and Technology” on Dr. Santosh Ansumali, Professor, Engineering Mechanics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Bangalore.
Dr. Santosh Ansumali is the first-ever recipient of this prestigious award. The award was instituted at IIT Bombay by the generous donation of Mr. Sandeep Naik and the Institute’s distinguished alumnus Mr. Shantanu Rastogi. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs and a citation.
An esteemed jury panel consisting of Dr. K Vijayraghavan (Former PSA), Dr. Ramgopal Rao (Former Director, IITD), Dr. S Chandrashekhar (DST Secretary), and Dr. Jayati Murthy (Dean, UCLA & President-Designate of Oregon State University), assessed the nominations and declared Dr. Santosh Ansumali the winner.
The jury recognised Dr. Ansumali’s contributions across several research fronts including the advancement of the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) for the simulation of fluid flow, for the development of efficient computational techniques for large-scale computing platforms, and the translation of these techniques to commercial use through an innovative start-up company. Dr. Santosh’s research also deepens our understanding of the spread of COVID-19 through innovative modeling and simulation techniques. His contributions to the development and deployment of mini pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) plants to provide oxygen in resource-constrained environments were also appreciated in the citation that accompanied the award salver.
Dr. Ansumali delivered an Institute-level Colloquium outlining his work on September 6, 2022