Sharath Girimaji

Department Head

Holder of Wofford Cain Chair II

Joint Faculty - Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Chief Scientist- ASTRO Center

Faculty Advisor - High Altitude Balloon Club

Girimaji, Sharath

Office: HEB 141 | HRBB 607B
Phone: 979.845.1674

Curriculum Vitaie
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Awards & Honors

  • 2015 TEES Senior Fellow
  • 2014 – 2017 Brazilian Government `Science Without Borders’ Faculty Fellow
  • 2014 Association of Former Students (AFS) College teaching Award
  • 2010 TEES Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2007 Dow Chemical Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • 2006 Brockett Professor, 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

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 (2014)

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

S. Suman and S. S. Girimaji. Velocity-gradient dynamics in compressible turbulence: Characterization of Pressure-Hessian Tensor. Physics of Fluids, 25 (12), 125103. (2013)

C. A. Gomez and S. S. Girimaji. Explicit algebraic Reynolds stress model (EARSM) for compressible shear flows. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (2013)

C. A. Gomes and S. S. Girimaji. Toward Pressure-strain correlation modeling of compressible shear flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 733, 325-369 (2013)

D. Reyes, S. S. Girimaji, K. S. Abdol-Hamid and M. Pandya. Computations of High-Lift Wing-Body configuration on Unstructured Grids using k – w models. To appear in Journal of Aircraft (2013)

A. A. Mishra and S. S. Girimaji. Inter-component energy transfer in incompressible homogeneous turbulence: multi-point physics and amenability to one-point closures. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 731, September, pp 639 – 681 (2013)

S. S. Girimaji and S. Wallin. Closure modeling in bridging regions of variable-resolution (VR) turbulence computations. Journal of Turbulence, Volume 14, January Issue 1, pages 72-98 (2013)

G. Kumar and S. S. Girimaji. WENO-enhanced Gas Kinetic Method for highly compressible transition and turbulence simulations. Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Computational Physics 234 (1), pp. 499-523 (2013)