Krishan Mahesh has been named the Richard B. Couch Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering effective October 1, 2022, through September 20, 2027.
The appointment was approved by the Regents at their September meeting.
Mahesh joined the NAME department in August from the University of Minnesota, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. His research focuses on the simulation of complex, multi-physics turbulent flows. Mahesh received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai), and in 1996 obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a 2018 Fulbright-Nehru Specialist, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Mahesh is a recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and the Francois N. Frenkiel Award from the American Physical Society.