Dr N. Ananthkrishnan received the B.S. (1989), M.S. (1990), and Ph.D. (1994) degrees, all in aeronautical/aerospace engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Bombay (Mumbai), Kanpur, and Bombay (Mumbai), India, respectively. He has been a member of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay (India), a Visiting Assistant Professor of aeronautics at Caltech (USA), a Fellow at the National Aerospace Labs, Bangalore (India), a Founder Director of IDeA Research & Development (P) Ltd, Pune (India), and a Consultant and the Director to several private companies. He is presently with the Division of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon (South Korea). His research interests include design and analysis of aerospace systems, especially air-breathing engines, using formal methods such as axiomatic theory, modeling and simulation, nonlinear dynamics and bifurcations, and development of rapid prototyping tools for aerodynamics, stability, and control analysis. He received the IIT Bombay silver medal in 1989 for being the best student in aerospace engineering and the IIT Bombay Excellence in Teaching award for the year 2000. His research on the panic button algorithm has been featured in the mainstream press such as The Telegraph and The Indian Express. He is an Associate Fellow, AIAA, and was appointed as Member of the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Communications in Aerospace Systems Design & Engineering and is a frequent Reviewer for journals published by AIAA, IEEE, and several others.
Biography Updated on 15 March 2010