My passion for turbulence research took an intriguing trajectory when I realized the multi-scale interaction of turbulence, depicted beautifully in a simple canal flow by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 16th Century. 

Dr. Venkatesh Pulletikurthi received his PhD in School of Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He worked with Prof. Luciano Castillo on the dissertation "On the Butterfly-like effect on the wall-bounded flows".  He received his bachelors degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, India in 2016. He is a marathoner and a triathlete. He likes to engage himself in outdoor and adventurous activities. His favorite past-time activities are cooking.

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