Dr. Reetesh Ranjan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He 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. He has received Fred B. Seely and Louis J. Larson fellowships, and Hassan Aref Memorial award for his academic and research accomplishments during his graduate education. He has also received Stanley I. Weiss outstanding thesis award in 2013 from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his Ph.D. dissertation. He was the architect of CFD research and commercial software packages, referred to as BoxNS and CoolSim, and has contributed immensely in the further development of CFD research software, such as Prism, MINCLES, AVF-LESLIE, and LESLIE.
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, Direct and Large Eddy Simulations, Multi-Scale Modeling, High-Fidelity Numerical Methods, Reduced-Order Modeling, High-Performance Computing
Application Areas of Interest:
Naval and Rotorcraft Systems, Energy Conversion and Propulsion Devices, Atmospheric Flows, HVAC Systems
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