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Krishnan Mahesh
Professor

Krishnan Mahesh

Contact information
Office: 124 Akerman Hall
Phone: 612-624-4175
E-mail: kmahesh (at) umn.edu

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Current research projects

Professor Mahesh's group is involved in the computation, analysis, and modeling of turbulent flows. The overall focus is on fundamental advances in numerical algorithms, and understanding of flow physics that allow the prediction of engineering turbulent flows. Traditionally high-fidelity simulation methods like direct numerical and large-eddy simulation have been restricted to fairly simple geometries. Dr. Mahesh's research focuses on developing numerical methods and turbulence models that are flexible enough to handle engineering geometries without compromising the accuracy needed to simulate turbulence. Most of their simulations use unstructured grids on massively parallel computing platforms. Professor Mahesh conducts research into applications ranging from incompressible propeller flows to supersonic shock/turbulence interaction, reacting multiphase flows in combustors, and flows involving plasmas.

Degrees

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996

Experience

2009 - Present: Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2005 - 2009: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2000 - 2005: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1997 - 2000: Research Associate Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
1996 - 1997: Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University

Five Recent Publications

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Honors and Fellowships

Fellow - American Physical Society, 2011
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George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research, 2010
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Associate Fellow - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 2009
McKnight Presidential Fellowship Award, 2005
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Guillermo Borja Award, 2005
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McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, 2003
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CAREER award, 2002
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Francois N Frenkiel award, 1997
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Institute Silver Medal, 1989
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Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate
AEM 2011 -- Statics
AEM 4201 -- Fluid Mechanics
AEM 4202 -- Aerodynamics
Graduate
AEM 8201 -- Fluid Mechanics I
AEM 8202 -- Fluid Mechanics II
AEM 8203 -- Fluid Mechanics III
AEM 8253 -- Computational Methods in Fluid Mechanics
AEM 8295 -- Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics
AEM 8880 -- Plan B Project
Brief Biographical Sketch

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