This Issue’s Theme – Young Faculty Awards

IIT Bombay is growing rapidly, and for the Institute to become globally competitive, it needs to attract and retain exceptionally talented faculty members and researchers performing cutting-edge and disruptive research. Over the past decade, the Institute, with the generous support of our alumni, has successfully attracted some of the very best faculty members by instituting the Young Faculty Awards (YFA).

Read on to hear from the many recipients of the YFA program and the substantial long-lasting impact the YFA is already having on the Institute and its young faculty.

Prof. S. Sudarshan
Deputy Director, Academic and Infrastructural Affairs (AIA)

Prof. S. SudarshanProf. Janani Sree Muralidharan is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department. Her research is in computational fluid dynamics, and modelling of fluid flows, specifically in heat transfer and blood flow analysis, all of which are at a micro-scale. For Prof. Muralidharan, the YFA and the seed grant she received helped her set up an experimental lab for microscale measurements which will support the computational predictions both on heat transfer for space applications and blood flow analysis. She has also set up experiments for nuclear energy-based heat transfer studies with the hope that she can extend this to micro-scale blood and medical devices-based studies in the future.

Prof. S. Sudarshan
Deputy Director, Academic and Infrastructural Affairs (AIA)

Prof. S. SudarshanProf. Janani Sree Muralidharan is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department. Her research is in computational fluid dynamics, and modelling of fluid flows, specifically in heat transfer and blood flow analysis, all of which are at a micro-scale. For Prof. Muralidharan, the YFA and the seed grant she received helped her set up an experimental lab for microscale measurements which will support the computational predictions both on heat transfer for space applications and blood flow analysis. She has also set up experiments for nuclear energy-based heat transfer studies with the hope that she can extend this to micro-scale blood and medical devices-based studies in the future.