Devesh Ranjan Elected ASME Fellow

January 25, 2021

Devesh Ranjan

Associate Chair for Research Devesh Ranjan, who holds the Ring Family Chair in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechancial Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for "important contributions to experimental techniques and understanding of shock-and-buoyancy driven mixing and turbulence, and championing for the first-generation in college students and mentoring of young scientists." The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. This distinction has been bestowed upon approximately 3% of ASME’s 100,000+ members.

Devesh Ranjan joined Georgia Tech's George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in 2014. He was previously 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. His research program focuses on the mixing of materials at extreme conditions, the physics of hydrodynamic instabilities, and advanced power conversion cycles. His research efforts can potentially lead to advances in a number of fields including, energy, environment and most pertinently, inertial confinement fusion devices. He is a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award, US AFOSR Young Investigator Award and the DOE-Early Career Award. Dr. Ranjan was named J. Erskine Love Jr. Faculty Fellow in 2015.