Hariswaran Sitaraman

Postdoctoral Researcher

(303) 275-3171

Dr. Hariswaran Sitaraman is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Science Center. He received his B. Tech degree in aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his Master's and Ph.D. from The University of Texas, Austin. For his Master's, he performed simulations of low temperature plasmas coupled with fluid flow equations, applied to microdischarge devices for small satellite propulsion. His Ph.D. work involved the development of parallel scalable algorithms for modeling high-density plasma flows by solving the Magnetohydrodynamics equations. He is currently working on the development of exascale algorithms for turbulent reacting flows.


  • 2008 B. Tech, Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

  • 2010 M.S., Aerospace Engineering, UT, Austin

  • 2013 Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, UT, Austin

Selected Publications 

  1. Sitaraman, H. and Raja, L.L. (2013). "A Matrix Free Implicit Scheme for Solution of Resistive Magneto-Hydrodynamics Equations on Unstructured Grids." J. Comp. Phys. (251:15);
  2. Sitaraman, H. and Raja, L.L. (2012). "Simulation Studies of RF Excited Microcavity Discharges for Micro-propulsion Applications." J. Phys. D. (45:18);
  3. Sitaraman, H. and Raja, L.L. (2011). "Gas Temperature Effects in Micrometre-scale Dielectric Barrier Discharges." J. Phys. D. (26:44);