Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan

Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan

Dean and Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Professor of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Polytechnic Institute of New York University


Highly regarded for his expertise in turbulence, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics, and astrophysical and cryogenic fluid mechanics, Katepalli R. Sreenivasan conducts research that crosses the boundaries of physics, engineering, and mathematics. His pioneering work in turbulent convection serves as the foundation for many current investigations around the world.

Sreenivasan is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering. He is an honorary fellow in the Indian Academy of Sciences, a foreign fellow in the Indian National Academy of Sciences, a member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, a foreign fellow in the African Academy of Sciences, and an honorary member of the Accademia Torre e Tasso, Duino-Aurisina, in Italy.

A truly outstanding scholar, Sreenivasan will hold the title of Hagler Institute Distinguished Lecturer and participate as a keynote speaker in a symposium with other notable scholars. He is a member of the inaugural Class of 2013–14 Faculty Fellows.