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Shreyas Ananthan

Researcher V-Software Engineering

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Shreyas Ananthan is a part of the High-Performance Algorithms and Complex Fluids Group within the Computational Science Center. He focuses on developing scalable computational methods that accurately model turbulent flow problems over complex geometries.

Research Interests

High-fidelity modeling of fluid-structure interactions and application to rotary wing configurations

Design of massively parallel, high-performance algorithms for next-generation platforms

Development and application of artificial intelligence/machine learning surrogates for Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization

Turbulent flow modeling (e.g. atmospheric boundary layers)


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

B.S., Aerospace Enginering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Professional Experience

Senior Researcher, Envision Energy (2015–2016)

Lead Aerodynamicist, U.S. Department of Energy (2013–2015)

Lecturer, University of Maryland (2014)

Lead Engineer, Vestas Technology R&D Americas, Inc. (2010–2012)

Featured Work

ExaWind modeling and simulation framework (technical and software development lead)

High-fidelity physics model development and validation for onshore and offshore wind applications​

Modeling and validation of wind-loads on concentrated solar power troughs​

Machine learning-based inverse design of wind turbine rotors

Awards and Honors

Chairman's Award for Exceptional Performance, NREL (2019)

Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Novel Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements (DIFFERENTIATE) funding award, ARPA-E (2020)