January 25, 2013
Roddam Narasimha’s position before retirement was as director of the National Aeronautical Laboratory of India and professor of aerospace engineering at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science. Professor Narasimha has made outstanding and wide-ranging scientific contributions in fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. He is an internationally known figure in turbulence research and is also responsible for the generation of new programs in geophysical fluid dynamics and the atmospheric sciences, and has received many national and international awards. He was awarded the Caltech Distinguished Alumni award in 1986, was a Clark B. Millikan Visiting Professor at Caltech, and was a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar.