Rajesh Ranjan

PhD (JNCASR, Bengaluru)

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph. D. (2016) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, India
  • ME (2007) Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, India
  • BE (2005) Bihar Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri, Jharkhand, India



  • Rajesh Ranjan, S M Deshpande, Roddam Narasimha. New insights from high-resolution compressible DNS studies on an LPT blade boundary layer. Computers & Fluids 153 (2017) pp. 49–60. DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.05.004

  • Rajesh Ranjan, Roddam Narasimha. An assessment of the two-Layer quasi-laminar theory of Relaminarization through recent high-Re accelerated turbulent boundary layer experiments. Journal of Fluids Engineering 139.11 (2017) p. 111205. DOI: 10.1115/1.4037059

  • Rajesh Ranjan, S. Unnikrishnan, Datta Gaitonde. A Robust Approach for Stability Analysis of Complex Flows Using High-order Navier-Stokes Solvers. Journal of Computational Physics (2019) 403, pp.109076. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2019.109076

  • Rajesh Ranjan, Matthew Aultman, Datta Gaitonde. Mean Flowfield Evolution with Upsweep Angle in a Simulated Cargo Fuselage Aftbody. Journal of Aircraft (2020). DOI:10.2514/1.C035860

  • Rajesh Ranjan, Datta Gaitonde. Hysteresis in Slanted-Base-Cylinder Afterbody Flows. Aerospace Science & Technology (2020) 106. pp.106138. DOI:10.1016/j.ast.2020.106138

  • Rajesh Ranjan. Temporal Dynamics of COVID-19 Outbreak and Future Projections: A Data-driven Approach. Transactions of Indian National Academy of Engineering (2020), pp.1-7. DOI:10.1007/s41403-020-00112-y

  • 01/2021 – Present : Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur

  • 08/2017 – 01/2021 : Postdoctoral Scholar, Ohio State University, USA

  • 11/2015-07/2017 : Research Associate, JNCASR Bengaluru

  • 07/2007-07/2010 : CFD Analyst, Computational Research Labs, Pune

  • All India Rank-3, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India (2005)

  • Roll of Honor (First Rank), B.E., BIT, Sindri, India (2001-2005)

  • Outstanding Performance Award (thrice), TATA CRL, Pune, India (2008-10)

  • ICAM International Travel Award, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (2013)

  • International Travel Support Award, DST, Govt. of India (2014)

  • Best Poster Award, JNCASR In-house Symposium, Bengaluru, India (2015)


Office Phone: 0512-259-2203

Email: rajeshr[AT]iitk.ac.in


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