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Jio Institute appoints Guruswami Ravichandran as Provost

Jio Institute on Monday reported the appointment of Guruswami Ravichandran from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as its Provost to additionally reinforce its academic leadership.

Ravichandran will join Jio Institute as its establishing Provost and Professor of Engineering on July 1, 2022, the Institute said in a release.

Ravichandran holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and M.S. in Engineering, both from Brown University, USA, and a B.E. (Honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (NIT), Trichy.

He filled in as the Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech from 2015 to 2021. He likewise filled in as the Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) from 2009 to 2015.

He is an individual from the US National Academy of Engineering, foreign Member Academia Europaea, among others. He has gotten the Warner T. Koiter Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, William M. Murray Lecture Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Academiques, Republic of France, among numerous different honors and acknowledgment for his commitment to research and educating, the release added.

“It gives me pleasure to welcome Dr. Ravichandran in the Jio Institute and Reliance family. I am sure we all will immensely benefit from his vast experience in academia and that he will accelerate our mission of preparing the next generation of global leaders, who can contribute to the advancement of India and the world,” Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani said on the appointment.

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