Ethirajan Rathakrishnan, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India Professor Rathakrishnan studied Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Aircraft Structure at Madras Institute of Technology, and obtained his PhD in Gas Dynamics in 1986. He is the founder of the High Speed Jet Laboratory at IIT Kanpur, with facilities to carry out research on aerodynamic and aeroacoustic characteristics of jets. His research interests include Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics, Applied Gas Dynamics, Aerodynamics, and Experimental Techniques in Fluid Mechanics. He has published books and has contributed to numerous journals articles and conference proceedings, and been the recipient of many awards for his research both at home and internationally. Professor Rathakrishnan is currently Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Aerospace Engineering Journal .