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Gopal Gaonkar

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Citizenship  United States
Fields  Helicopter Engineering

Name  Gopal Gaonkar
Children  Mala Gaonkar
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Institutions  Florida Atlantic University, Florida, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, Washington University in St. Louis
Alma mater  Washington University in St. Louis VJTI, Mumbai, B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli
Known for  Helicopter dynamics, floquet theory, parallel computing
Notable awards  2005 American Helicopter Society's Fellow Award
Education  Washington University in St. Louis

Gopal H. Gaonkar (born 1936) is a professor of engineering at Florida Atlantic University, Florida. His research interest is in Helicopter dynamics, Floquet theory and Large-Scale and parallel computing. Gaonkar is a recipient of American Helicopter Society's Fellow Award in 2005, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society, and a member of the AHS Technical Council.

Born and raised in Hanehalli village, Gaonkar completed his high school (1955) from the A. H. School, Bankikodla. Gaonkar earned a B.E. degree (1960) in Civil Engineering from B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, a M.E. degree (1963) in Civil Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai and a D. Sc. degree (1967) in Helicopter Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining FAU, Gaonkar was a research professor at the University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville and a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. During the year 2009-2010, Gaonkar was a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis, his alma mater. He is married to Anasuya Gaonkar, and has two daughters. He has four grandsons and two granddaughters.

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