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Education: 

 B.Tech.,
Aeronautical
Engineering, IIT
Madras, 1982
Developed Euler
equation solver on
the surface of
sphere to compute
flow past a cone
at an angle of
attack in
supersonic flow
using shock
fitting

M.S., Aerospace
Engineering,
University of
Texas at
Arlington, 1984
Extended the
numerical scheme,
Direct Formal
Integration, to
solve
incompressible
boundary layer
flows

Ph.D., Aerospace
Engineering,
University of
Texas at
Arlington, 1988
Extended the
numerical scheme,
Direct Formal
Integration, to
solve compressible
boundary layer
flows



Professional
Experience: 

 Professor,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering, IIT
Madras (2004
onwards)

Associate
Professor,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering, IIT
Madras (1996 
2004)

Assistant
Professor,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering, IIT
Madras (1991 
1996)

Visiting Faculty,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering, IIT
Madras (1990 
1991)

Visiting Faculty,
Department of
Mathematics,
University of
Texas at Arlington
(1988  1990)

Teaching
Associate,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering,
University of
Texas at Arlington
(1984  1985,
19861988)
 Teaching
Assistant,
Department of
Aerospace
Engineering,
University of
Texas at Arlington
(19821984)



Areas
of Interest: 

 Fluid
Mechanics
 Numerical
Methods and
Computer Solutions



Courses taught at
IIT Madras and
elsewhere: 

I
have been teaching
for about thirty
years now. 

IIT Madras:
 Concepts
in Engineering
Design
 Introduction
to Aerospace
Engineering
 Introduction
to Airplanes,
Power plants and
Systems
 Aerospace
Engineering
Drawing
 Fluid
Mechanics
 Aerodynamics
 Gasdynamics
 Flight
DynamicsI
 Introduction
to CFD
 Aircraft
Design
 Aircraft
Design Practice
 Fundamentals
of Aerospace
Engineering  I
 Boundary
Layer Theory
 Numerical
Methods in
Gasdynamics
 Computational
Aerodynamics
 Grid
Generation
 Object
Oriented
Programming for
Scientist and
Engineers
Courses
taught at
University of
Texas at
Arlington:
( AEAerospace
Engineering
Department, MA 
Mathematics
Department)
 Engineering
Mechanics(Statics)(AE)
 Aerodynamics
of Real Fluids(AE)
 Integral
Methods in Science
and
Engineering(AE)
 College
Algebra(MA)
 Analytical
Geometry(MA)
 CalculusI(MA)
 CalculusII(MA)
 CalculusIII(MA)
 Introduction
to
Programming(UG)(AE)
 Introduction
to
Programming&
Graphics(PG)(MA)



International
Experience : 

 Sabbatical
in Texas A & M
in 2001
 MS
& PhD in
University of
Texas at Arlington



Awards: 

 John
DeYoung
Outstanding
Research award,
University of
Texas at
Arlington, 1984
 SigmaXi
Graduate Research
award SigmaXi ,
1985
 John
DeYoung
Outstanding
Research award,
University of
Texas at
Arlington, 1987
 Best
paper in CFD in
2004 from CFD
Center, IIT Madras



Research
Interests: 




Most
recently published
papers: 


L.
Tao, M.
Ramakrishna,
K. R.
Rajagopal..
Turbulence
modeling from a
new perspective,
Nonlinear
Analysis: Real
World
Applications

A.
Burman, S. R.
Mohan, M.
Ramakrishna.
Improvement of
High Alpha
Aerodynamics for
Compound Delta
Wing Aircraft
Using Leading
Edge Vortex
Controller, AIAA
2008336, 46th
AIAA Aerospace
Sciences Meeting
and Exhibit, 7 
10 January 2008,
Reno, Nevada

Prabhu
Ramachandran,
M.
Ramakrishna,
S. C. Rajan.
Efficient Random
Walks in the
Presence of
Complex
TwoDimensional
Geometries,
Computers And
Mathematics With
Applications,
vol. 53,
329344, January
2007

Prabhu
Ramachandran,
S. C. Rajan,
M. Ramakrishna.
A fast,
twodimensional
higher order
panel method.,
SIAM Journal on
Scientifc
Computing, vol.
26, no. 5,
16201642, May
2005

K.
Kanaka Durga
and M.
Ramakrishna.
A new multigrid
algorithm for
nonlinear
equations in
conjunction with
timemarching
procedures.
International
Journal of
NonLinear
Mechanics, Vol
39,No. 2, pp
233245, 2004

Subrahmanyam,
P. B., Sujith,
R. I. and
Ramakrishna,
M.
Determination of
unsteady heat
release
distribution
from acoustic
pressure
measurements: A
reformulation of
the inverse
problem., JASA,
Vol 114, No. 2,
2003

Prabhu
Ramachandran,
S.
C. Rajan,
and M.
Ramakrishna.
A fast,
twodimensional
panel method.
SIAM Journal on
Scientifc
Computing, Vol
24, No. 6, pp
18641878, 2003.

V.
Vasudevan and
M. Ramakrishna.
Computation of
noise spectral
density in
switched
capacitor
circuits using
the mixed
frequencytime
technique. 40th
design
automation
conference,
Anaheim, USA,
pages 538541.
ACM, IEEE, 2003.

Subrahmanyam,
P. B., Sujith,
R. I. and
M. Ramakrishna,
Determining
Unsteady Heat
Release
Distribution
from Acoustic
Pressure
Measurements,
AIAA20034494,
39th
AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE
Joint Propulsion
Conference, July
2003

Krishnan
L, M.
Ramakrishna
and S.
C. Rajan,
Study of the
unsteady
pressure
oscillations
induced by
rectangular
cavities in a
supersonic flow
field, Asian CFD
Conference (ACFD
5), Oct 27 30,
2003,
Korea(Busan)



Short
term courses
conducted: 

 CFDUpdate
(1992)
 3rd
International
Workshop of The
Engineering
Sciences Group
(Flumec2000), in
2000
 4th
International
Workshop of The
Engineering
Sciences Group (
Mechanics) in 2003



Future
plans: 

Scholarship



Details
of major sponsored
research projects: 

 Title
of Project: Aerodynamic
Load Estimation of
a Helicopter Rotor
in Hover and Climb
and Development of
a Computer Code
Sponsor:
IRDF
Coinvestigators:
M. Balakrishnan
(Department of
Applied Mechanics)
and S.
C. Rajan
(Department of
Aerospace
Engineering)
 Title
of Project: Study
of Flow Through
Axi symmetric /
2D Variable area
C D Nozzles
Sponsor:
ADA
Coinvestigators:
K. A. Damodaran
(Department of
Aerospace
Engineering)
 Title
of Project: A
Distributed
Problem Solver for
Navier Stokes
Equations
Sponsor:
IRDF
Coinvestigators:
D. Janaki Ram
(CSE)
 Title
of Project: Computation
of Complex Flows
Sponsor:
IRDF  YF
 Title
of Project: Analysis
of Flow Through
Air Augmented
Rockets
Sponsor:
ISRO
 Title
of Project: Design
of an airbreathing
hypersonic flying
test bed
Sponsor:
ISRO
Coinvestigators:
Rest of the
Department
 Title
of Project: Modelling
of impinging
plasma jets
Coinvestigators:
T. K. Bose
 Title
of Project: Analysis
of Flow over and
Airbreathing
Vehicle using
Distributed
Computing
Sponsor:
ISRO
Coinvestigators:
D. Janaki Ram
(CSE)
 Title
of Project: Augmentation
of Institute
Network
Sponsor:
MHRD
Coinvestigators:
5 others
 Title
of Project: Establisment
of CFD Centre
Sponsor:
DST
Coinvestigators:
5 others



Details
of major consultancy
projects: 




Memberships
in professional
societies: 

 Member
SigmaXi
 Life
Member 
Aeronuatical
Society of
India(AeSI)

Member  Society
of Industrial and
applied
mathematics(SIAM)

Member 
Association of
Computing
Machinery(ACM)



Current
M.S. thesis
guidance: 




Current
Ph.D. thesis
guidance: 

 K.
Manokaran,
Chaitanya
Praveen, and V.
Mythreya



Past
M.S. thesis
guidance: 

 S. Ashok, K. Siva Prasad, R.
Manimaran,
Abhishek
Burman, Jithesh
Gopal,
L. Krishnan,
J. Senthil
Kumar, V.
Meenaskhi
Sundaram, V.
A. S. K.
Chakravarthi,
S. Sriram, K.
Kanaka Durga,
P. Pushpa,
and M.
Selvakumar



Past
Ph.D. thesis
guidance: 

 R. Prabhu, K.
Kanaka Durga,
and K.
Sundar











