IIT Madras has created an Institute Chair Professorship. These Chairs are to be occupied by Institute Professors who have distinguised themselves and been recognized by their peers for their research/technology development and who have excelled in teaching and service to the Institute/nation/profession.Shankar Narasimhan - Chemical Engineering Department Professor, IIT Madras is the Chair occupant who have distinguished himself in research. His research activities are primarily focused on Data Analytics, Water Distribution Networks and Chemical Speciation. His research in Data analytics includes Rigorous treatment of noise in data (errors-in-variables framework) and Network reconstruction from data. Optimal design, optimal operation, leak detection and field implementation are the research under Water Distribution Networks. Chemical Speciation research includes Multi-phase, multiple reaction equilibrium computation ¤ Models for nuclear industry (optimize extraction process.
The endowment returns will be deployed towards the honorarium to the Chair occupant.