Dr. B. H. Lakshmana Gowda

Retd. Professor, IIT Madras. Presently Dean (R&D), BTL Institute of Technology, Bangalore, BTL Institute of Technology, Bommasandra, Bangalore-560099

Areas of Interest:

Flow Induced Vibrations, Building Aerodynamics, Turbulent Shear Flows.


Fluid Mechanics

Consultancy Areas:

Flow Induced Vibrations of tall structures like Chimneys, TV Towers, Buildings; Aero-elastic models; Wind tunnel testing, Turbulent jet flows; Industrial Aerodynamics .


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

50 years of experience in teaching and research; Guided 9 PhDs,13 MS, several M.Tech. and B.Tech Projects. Research Publications in several very reputed journal like JFM, Physics of Fluids, AIAA, ASME Fluids Engineering, Experiments in Fluids, J. of Sound and Vibration, Fluids and Structures, Fluid Dynamic Research, J. of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA)etc. .

Professional Experience:

  • Served in IIT Madras for 38 years;
  • Totally 50 years of teaching and research experience.
  • Carried out teaching and research in Germany (two and half years), Canada (one year), Japan (two years), South Korea (three and half years), BTLIT (seven years) .


Fluid Mechanics, Flow Induced Vibrations, Industrial Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing, Turbulent Flows, Building Aerodynamics.


Contact Information


575, 24th Main, 14th Cross, JP Nagar 1st Phase, Bangalore-560078.
Mobile: 9731040185

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  • B.E., 1963, UCE, Mysore University,
  • M.E.(Distinction and 1st Rank), 1965, IISc, Bangalore,
  • PhD, 1974, IIT Madras


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Dr.Deshpande Memorial Prize (1987), FNAE, FIE, FAeSI, AFAIAA.
  • Life Member: FMFP, ISTE, ISTAM, Wind Engineering Soc. of India.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2000

Year of Birth: 30-10-1942