Krishnan Mahesh


Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
107 Akerman Hall
110 Union Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 624-4175


Stanford University

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering (1996)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (1990)

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (1989)

Work Experience

University of Minnesota

Professor, 09/09 - Present
Associate Professor, 09/05 - 09/09
Assistant Professor, 11/00 - 09/05

Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford

Research Associate, 06/97 - 10/00
Postdoctoral fellow, 06/96 - 05/97

Honors and Awards

Best Paper award, 2021 AIAA Hampton Roads Section (HRS) Laurence Bement Young Professional Paper Competition, for J. Fluid Mech., 790: 275-307 (2021)
Fulbright Scholar, Host: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2018)
Best paper Award, Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors (2017)
Fellow, American Physical Society (2011)
Taylor Award for Distinguished Research, University of Minnesota (2010)
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (2009)
Fellow, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (2005)
McKnight Presidential Fellowship Award, University of Minnesota (2005)
Guillermo Borja Award, University of Minnesota (2005)
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, University of Minnesota (2003)
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2002)
Francois N Frenkiel Award, American Physical Society (1997)
Institute Silver Medal, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1989)