Karan Venayagamoorthy, Ph.D. 

                                                         About Karan 

  Karan Venayagamoorthy was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in Africa (first in Nigeria and then in South Africa). He received his BScEng (summa cum laude) and MScEng (cum laude) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Natal in Durban,  SouthAfrica and his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

   Dr. Karan Venayagamoorthy is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University and also holds the Borland Professorship of Fluid Mechanics. 

   He is a recipient of several awards including the 2014 APS-DFD Frenkiel Award, NSF CAREER Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2012. He also received the 2011 CSU Alumni Best Teacher Award. His research interests focus on environmental fluid mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, hydraulics and hydrology using computational flow modeling in combination with theoretical and experimental methods.

   Karan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys  running.

   He serves Academic Connections, International as a Senior Ministry Research Fellow.

Contact me at: vskaran@gmail.com

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