Industry Faculty Profile

Dr. Akshai Runchal

President & CEO, Analytic & Computational Research Inc, California, USA

Visiting Faculty in Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Prof. Akshai Runchal initiated the CFD Virtual Reality Institute (CFDVRi), Dharamsala, a registered non-profit institute in Himachal Pradesh. He also established ACRi group of companies that have provided advanced technology CFD Simulation and Modeling services to a number of international clients in the US, Europe and India since 1979. Prof. Runchal started his professional career as a faculty member at IIT Kanpur 1969. He has taught at a number of leading institutes including IIT Kanpur, Imperial College, London, Cal Tech, Pasadena and University of California, Los Angeles. Prof. Runchal obtained his Ph.D from Imperial College in 1969. He was a key member of a small group of 3 persons led by Prof. D. Brain Spalding that invented the Finite Volume Method (FVM) of CFD in mid- 1960's.

  •  President and Founding Partner, ACR, Inc. : 1979 – Present
  •  Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Dames & Moore : 1974 – 1979.
  •  Senior Research Associate, Imperial College, London, UK : 1972 – 1974.
  •  Assistant Professor, IIT, Kanpur : 1969 - 1972
  •  Assistant Professor, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh : 1964 – 1965.
  •  Ph.D., London University (Imperial College), UK.
  •  D.I.C., Imperial College, London, UK.
  •  B.S. (Honours) in Mech. Eng., Punjab University, India.
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