Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Main Office

306 Lab of Mechanics
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-7442


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (2008)

M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (2006)

BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institutes of Technology-Madras (2003)

Interest Areas

Computational physics Computational mechanics (fluid mechanics and heat transfer) Stochastic analysis Uncertainty quantification and propagation Multiscale modeling, control and optimization of complex systems Materials-by-design Parallel computing and inverse problems

Selected Publications

  • A.D. Fontanini, U. Vaidya, A. Passalacqua, B. Ganapathysubramanian, “Contaminant transport at large Courant numbers using Markov matrices”, Building and Environment, 112, 1 – 16, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.11.007
  • D.M. Ackerman, K. Delaney, G.H. Fredrickson, B. Ganapathysubramanian, “A finite element approach to self-consistent field theory calculations of multiblock polymers”, Journal of Computational Physics, 331, Pages 280–296, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2016.11.020
  • D. Stoecklein, C.Y. Wu, D. Kim, D. Di Carlo, B. Ganapathysubramanian, “Optimization of micropillar sequences for fluid flow sculpting”, Physics of Fluids, 28(1), 2016. DOI: 10.1063/1.4939512
  • A. D. Fontanini, Umesh Vaidya, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, “A methodology for optimal placement of sensors in enclosed environments: A dynamical systems approach”, Building and Environment, in press, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.02.003
  • O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian, “How do evaporating thin films evolve? Unravelling phase-separating mechanisms during solvent-based fabrication of polymer blends”, Applied Physics Letters, in press (2014) DOI: 10.1063/1.4898136