Ramesh Agarwal was born in Mainpuri, India, in 1948. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1968; M.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, in 1969; and Ph.D. degree in aeronautical sciences from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1975. From 1976 to 1978, he worked as an NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. From 1978 to 1994, he worked at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis as the Program Director and a McDonnell Douglas Fellow. In 1994, he joined Wichita State University in Wichita, as a Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). In 2001, he moved from NIAR to Washington University in St. Louis as a William Palm Professor of engineering. Agarwal is the author/coauthor of over 300 publications. His specialization is in computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics and aeroacoustics, and control theory and optimization. He is on the editorial board of thirteen journals. He is an elected Fellow of sixteen engineering societies including AIAA, ASME, IEEE, APS, AAAS, SME, AAM, RAeS, and SAE, among others. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards.
Biography Updated on 10 January 2015