Dr. Padmanabhan provides technical guidance and review for all flow studies at Alden, using physical models, experiments and analyses. He is a recognized expert in the areas of closed conduit flow, pump intakes, reactor hydraulics, and transient flow. He is a past Senior Vice President of Alden and has been involved with managing business aspects of the company. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Hydraulic Structures Medal awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers. An Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Padmanabhan teaches graduate courses in the area of fluids engineering.