IIT Madras professor gets great distinguished fellowship

IIT Madras professor R.I. Sujith has become the first Indian to be awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). The fellowship is awarded to individuals with distinguished careers in acoustics or vibration.

It is interesting to note that IIT Madras professor is an alumnus of IIT Madras and is currently the D. Srinivasan Chair Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras.

IIT Madras ProfessorIIAV works to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating an international scientific society that is responsive to the needs of scientists and engineers in all countries.

It cooperates with scientific societies and with other international organizations to increase information exchange. IIT Madras professor works on both experiments and modelling.

Some of the key research interests of IIT Madras Professor R.I. Sujith with a major impact in the filed include:

Ø Thermoacoustic instability in practical gas turbine engines and rockets

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Ø Application of dynamical systems theory and complex systems theory to thermoacoustic instability

Ø Obtaining early warning (precursors) for the onset of thermoacoustic instability

Ø Smart control strategies using complex systems theory

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IIT Madras professor elaborated on how IIAV Distinguished Fellowship would boost his research. Professor Sujith said this fellowship has given his group greater recognition and visibility.

I plan to collaborate actively with IIAV in various activities including their international conferences, workshops, seminars and publications, said IIT Madras Professor.

IIT Madras professor IIT Madras professor also thanked IIAV for conferring this honour on him. ‘I was pleasantly surprised when the IIAV contacted me about this.’

The IIAV is a wonderful international body, and I have participated in their conferences in the past, said IIT Madras professor. It is a great honour to be recognized by such a body that has given so much to the international acoustics community. I am humbled by this recognition, said IIT Madras professor.

IIT Madras professor has over 360 technical publications (including 186 refereed journal publications), 12 patents and has also written a book on ‘Thermoacoustic Instability.’

About IIT Madras professor

It is interesting to note that Professor Sujith received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras in 1988.

IIT Madras professor then graduated with an MS degree in 1990 and a PhD in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

IIT Madras professorHe is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the Technical University of Munich.

Professor Sujith was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics from 2009-15, and is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of Chaos. IIT Madras professor has won the Young Engineer Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

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IIT Madras professor has been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship and the J.C. Bose Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

IIT Madras professor is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Indian Academy of Sciences, and has been conferred the title of ‘TUM ambassador’ of the Technical University of Munich.

IIT Madras professor Sujith currently works on the application of dynamical systems theory to study and mitigate thermoacoustic instability.

IIT Madras professorAbout IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an ‘Institute of National Importance.’

The activities of the Institute in various fields of Science and Technology are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research academic centres.

The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations.

IITM is a residential institute with more than 600 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year in India Ranking 2021 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for six consecutive years – from 2016 to 2021.

It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020. ARIIA Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.

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