IIT Madras professor first Indian to be awarded Distinguished Fellowship of IIAV for acoustics and vibration

Professor Sujith will be awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration for distinguished career in the field.

IIT Madras professor first Indian to be awarded Distinguished Fellowship of IIAV for acoustics and vibration IIT Madras (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 3, 2021 - 3:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) Professor RI Sujith has become the first Indian to be awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) which is awarded to individuals with distinguished careers in acoustics (and/or) vibration.

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Sujith, also an alumnus of IIT Madras, is currently the D Srinivasan Chair Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Madras, a statement from IIT Madras said.

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The IIAV works to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating an international scientific society that is responsive to the needs of scientists and engineers in all countries, the IIT Madras statement said.

Elaborating on how the IIAV Distinguished Fellowship will boost his Research, RI Sujith said, “This fellowship has given my group greater recognition and visibility. I plan to collaborate actively with IIAV in various activities including their international conferences, workshops, seminars and publications”.

ProfProfessor Sujith (Source: Official)

Thanking IIAV for conferring this honour, he added: “I was pleasantly surprised when the IIAV contacted me about this. The IIAV is a wonderful international body, and I have participated in their conferences in the past. It is a great honour to be recognized by such a body that has given so much to the international acoustics community. I am humbled by this recognition.”

Sujith has over 360 technical publications (including 186 refereed journal publications), 12 patents and has also written a book on ‘Thermoacoustic Instability’, the IIT Madras statement said.

Sujith received his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras in 1988. He then graduated with an MS degree in 1990 and a PhD in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the Technical University of Munich.

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He has been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship and the J. C. Bose Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Indian Academy of Sciences, and has been conferred the title of ‘TUM ambassador’ of the Technical University of Munich.


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