Jagadeesh Gopalan

Indian Institute of Science

Prof. Gopalan Jagadeesh is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India. He is the Founder Chairman of Centre of Excellence in Hypersonics, IISc, Bangalore. He is also the Founder Director of Superwave Technology Pvt. Ltd. a company formed with equity participation from IISc to commercialize several of his discoveries related to shock waves.

Prof. Jagadeesh is one of the leading researchers in Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics and shock wave propagation in complex fluids, which are the most advanced fields of research relevant to space, defense, and terrestrial applications. He has published over 300 papers in peer reviewed International Journals, conferences and edited 3 books. He has TWENTY-FIVE PATENTS on various discoveries related to Shock Waves and hypersonic flow control.

He is currently the President of the International Shock Wave Institute and the also the Society for Shock Wave Research India. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society, (UK), Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering (India) and Associate Fellow of American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has been bestowed upon with several awards in recognition of his professional achievements. Prof. Jagadeesh is very passionate about spreading scientific temper especially among rural children. He has interacted with over 500,000 high school/college students in India till date, to propagate the benefits of shock wave research and spirit of innovation.