Vivek Ranade has been selected for the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize. He heads the Industrial Flow Modeling group at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune. He is a well known name in the CFD community in India, and has made significant contributions to CFD modeling of multiphase reactors (in particular to bubble columns, stirred and trickle bed reactors).
The Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar prize is awarded every year by the CSIR to young Indian researchers for their contributions made primarily in India during the last five years preceding the year of the prize. It was instituted in honor of the founder-director of the CSIR.