Sharath Girimaji

General Dynamics Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Department Head, Department of Ocean Engineering

Chief Scientist, ASTRO Center

Faculty Advisor, High Altitude Balloon Club


Office: HRBB 607B
Phone: 979.845.1674
Fax: 979.845.6051

AERO Webpage

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2007 Dow Chemical Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2006 Brockett Professor, Texas A&M University
  • 2006 Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2001 Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Special Research Fellow, Texas A&M University


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990
  • M.S., Cornell University, 1986
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1983

Selected Publications

B. M. Riley, J.C. Richard and S. S. Girimaji. Magnetic Field Effects on Axis-Switching and Instabilities in Rectangular Plasma Jets. Flow Turbulence and Combustion. Vol. 82 (3) pp.375-390 (2009).

B. Basara, S. S. Girimaji, S. Jakirlic, F. Aldudak and M. Schrefl. Experiments and calculations relevant to aerodynamic effects during highway passing maneuvers. Lecture notes in applied and computational mechanics. Vol. 41, pp 433- 446 (2009)

K. C. Lee, S. S. Girimaji and J. Kerimo. Effect of compressibility on Z. Xie and S. S. Girimaji. Linear stability of Poiseulle flow at extreme Mach numbers: Linear Analysis and Simulations. Physical Review E 89 (4), 043001 (2014).

R. Srinivasan and S. S. Girimaji. Partially-Averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS) of high-speed mixing environments. Journal of Fluids Engineering DOI. 10.1115/1.4026234. To appear (2014).

S. S. Girimaji and A. Ibrahim. Advanced Quasi-Steady State Approximation for chemical kinetics. Journal of Fluids Engineering 136 (3), 031201 (2014).