Renowned scientist Rodam Narasimha has passed away

Renowned scientist Rodam Narasimha has passed away

BANGALORE: Professor Rodam Narasimha, a renowned aerospace scientist, died at a private hospital in Bangalore late on Monday. He was 87 years old and was survived by his wife and daughter.
A career scientist, Roddam has participated in some of India’s largest scientific programs, including ISRO and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). He was the first student of Professor Satish Dhawan.
He remained active till the very end, working in 2020 from Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Modern Scientific Research and IISc.
He earned an ME in 1955 and an MSc in 1957 from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and a PhD from Caltech in 1961.
Returning from the United States in 1962, he formed an active research group on aerospace and atmospheric fluid dynamics at IIS Ski.
“His main research interests are in transitional and turbulent flow, design of aerodynamically efficient wings for turboprop aircraft, shock wave flow, atmospheric boundary layer in the Indian tropics and the flow dynamics of Cumulus clouds,” said TNI. JNCASR reads.
During 1978-83, Roddam led the initial theoretical studies of the LCA and, as director (1984-93) at the National Airspace Laboratories, the lab developed carbon composite wings and flight control systems for the LCA. Contributed to design. , Designing and using the country’s first parallel computer, and defining the Indian standard environment.
In the space sector, he led the preliminary conceptual studies of the Indo-French satellite Megha Tropics and as director, the National Institute of Advanced Studies (1997-2004), he worked annually with the American National Academy of Sciences after the Pokhran II exams. Led dialogues. .
He has also served on a number of policy-making bodies of the Government of India, including the Space Commission, the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Council, and the National Security Advisory Board.
For all his work, Roddam has been recognized by many awards including the Bhatnagar Prize (1978), the AIAA Flood Dynamics Award (2000), the Trust Science Prize (2008), and all the Academies of Science and Engineering in India. Choices included Royal Society of London, and the US National Academy of Engineering and Science.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2013.

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