Devesh Ranjan
Eugene C. Gwaltney Jr. School Chair, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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Devesh Ranjan joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2014. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he was a director’s research fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (2008) and Morris E. Foster Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Texas A&M University (2009-2014). He earned a bachelor's degree from the NIT-Trichy (India) in 2003, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the UW-Madison in 2005 and 2007 respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has received numerous awards for his scientific contributions. Ranjan was Georgia Tech’s first recipient of the Department of Energy’s Early Career Award, received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator award. Ranjan’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary area of power conversion and complex fluid flows involving shock and hydrodynamic instabilities. He also studies the turbulent mixing of materials in extreme conditions, such as supersonic and hypersonic flows. Ranjan serves as a co-director of the Department of Defense-funded University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH).

Ranjan oversees a school that is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most prominent programs of its kind in both graduate and undergraduate education. The school is one of the largest producers of mechanical and nuclear engineers in the United States, with almost 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 115 faculty members.