Agarwal named Honorary Member of ASME

Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, has been elected an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Ramesh Agarwal

Agarwal receives the honor, the highest given by ASME, “for pioneering high-impact research contributions to computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; for innovative contributions to mechanical engineering education; and for meritorious service to the mechanical engineering profession,” the ASME wrote.

Agarwal will receive the honor at ASME’s Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in November.

Agarwal is a Fellow of 18 societies and has received many honors and awards for his research contributions. He is the author and coauthor of more than 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. His research interests include flow control, rarefied gas dynamics and hypersonic flows, turbulence modeling, bio-fluid dynamics, energy from wind and biomass, carbon capture and sequestration, chemical looping combustion, and energy efficiency of buildings.