Class of 1979 Young Faculty Fellowship

Mr. Alok Agarwal (BT/EE/1979) is the Chief Financial Officer at Reliance Industries. He earned his management degree from IIM Ahmadabad in 1981. Mr. Agarwal instituted the Class of 1979 Young Faculty Fellowship that is open to all the departments of engineering and sciences .

Current Occupant

Dr. Rahul Mangal

(Aug. 2021 - July 2024)

Dr. Rahul Mangal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. His work focuses on investigating dynamics and other relevant physics of Artificial Active Matter with the goal to use the artificial micromachines as controllable cargo carriers. His research work was featured as Editors pick in Physics of Fluids, and he won Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award 2020, a coveted recognition for exemplary research contributions. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University working in the area of Polymer Nanocomposites. He did his post doc working in Liquid Crystals at University of Wisconsin Madison, USA.