Prize Recipient

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
Yale University


"For pivotal experimental studies on the statistical geometry of turbulent flows, for fundamental work on the multifractal description of turbulence, and for services to the fluid dynamics community."


A native of India, Sreenivasan received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in 1975. He is presently the Harold W. Cheel Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University, with concurrent appointments in the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics. In addition to his involvement with the APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists and Division of Fluid Dynamics, he has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals, including the Journal of Applied Mechanics, Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E. His research is primarily focused on turbulent flows in the laboratory and atmosphere, sonic booms, chaos, and fractals, among other topics.