Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2004
Dr. Reetesh Ranjan received M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2009 and 2012, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2004. He worked at Ansys India from 2004 to 2007 as a Lead Application Engineer. After his PhD, he worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013-2015), Research Engineer II (2015-2019), and Senior Research Engineer (July 2019) in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Honors and Awards
- Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award in Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, USA, 2013.
- Hassan Aref Memorial Award for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, UIUC, USA, 2012.
- Louis J. Larson Fellowship in Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, USA, 2010 – 2011.
- Fred B. Seely Fellowship in Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, USA, 2009 – 2010.
- Notional Award for Academic Excellence, IITK, India, 2002 – 2003 & 2001 – 2002.
- R. Ranjan, and S. Menon, “Two level simulation of Schmidt number effect on passive scalar transport in wall-bounded turbulent flows“, Physics of Fluids 33 (3), 035124, 2021.
- R. Ranjan, M. Venkataswamy, and S. Menon, “Dynamic one-equation-based subgrid model for large-eddy simulation of stratified turbulent flows“, Physical Review Fluids, 5 (6), 064601, 2020.
- R. Ranjan, and S. Menon, “Vorticity, backscatter and counter-gradient transport predictions using two-level simulation of highly turbulent flows“, Journal of Turbulence, 19, 334-364, 2018.
- R. Ranjan, B. Muralidharan & S. Menon, “Subgrid-scale modeling of reaction-diffusion and scalar transport in turbulent premixed flames“, Combustion Science and Technology, 188, 1496-1537, 2016.
- S. Srinivasan, R. Ranjan and S. Menon, “Flame holding dynamics during combustion instability in a shear-coaxial injector combustor“, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 94, 237-262, 2014.
- R. Ranjan, and S. Menon, “A multi-scale large-eddy simulation method for high Reynolds number wall-bounded turbulent flows“, Journal of Turbulence, 14, 1-38, 2013 .
- R. Ranjan, and C. Pantano, “A collocated method for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations inspired by the Box scheme“, Journal of Computational Physics, 232, 346-382, 2013.
- R. Ranjan, C. Pantano, and P. Fischer, “Direct simulation of turbulent swept flow over a wire in a channel“, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 651, 165-209, 2010.
- AIAA Senior Member (2021-)
- Member, AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (2021-)
- Member, APS (2008-)