Gautam Biswas, IIT-G
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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece on Friday conferred honorary doctorate degree on Prof. Gautam Biswas, the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati).

Informing this on its official Twitter on Saturday, IIT Guwahati stated: “Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati, was awarded Honorary Doctorate degree by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece on Friday.”

Prof Biswas took over charge as the Director of the IIT Guwahati from his two-term predecessor Prof Gautam Barua on September 6, 2013.

Prior to his appointment as the IIT Guwahati Director, Biswas was the Director of CSIR-CMERI (Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute).

Prof Biswas earlier served as the Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT-Kanpur and was the occupant of GD and VM Mehta Endowed Chair of Mechanical Engineering there.

Prof Biswas, who is well known for his deep involvement in research, has worked in the areas of computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

He has also been involved in numerical modelling of convective transport and conjugate problems in complex geometries.

Prof Biswas has also developed techniques for handling free surface flows, bubble formation in film boiling, dynamics of falling drops and turbulent transport.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which is the sixth oldest and among the most highly ranked tertiary education institutions in Greece, was founded in 1925.

It is named after the philosopher Aristotle, who was born in Stageira, about 55 km east of Thessaloniki. It is the largest university in Greece and in the Balkans.

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