Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Main Office

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


  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2008
  • MS, 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/
  • 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