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Shashank Yellapantula

Researcher IV-Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Shashank Yellapantula is a staff scientist in the High Performance Algorithms and Complex Fluids Group in the Computational Science Center where he leads development of exascale application software in wind energy and combustion. He is also actively involved in using Machine Learning techniques to improve and augment combustion models for industrially relevant turbulent combustion problems.

Research Interests

Combustion modeling

Design of industrial combustion technology

Turbulence modeling, atmospheric boundary layers

Machine learning-based augmentation of simulation models


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

Lead Research Engineer, GE Global Research (2016-2017)

Research Engineer, GE Global Research (2013-2017)

Featured Work

Development of exascale ready software applications for wind energy and combustion

Simulation-based study in Co-Optima and Partnership for Advanced Combustion Engines (lead scientist)

Simulation-based study of wind loading on solar collectors for concentrated solar plants

Study of impact of low-level jets on offshore wind farm performance (lead scientist)