Associate Professor, Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ravi Samtaney is presently an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering (Physical Science and Engineering Division) with a joint appointment in Applied Mathematics (Mathematical and Computational Sciences and Engineering) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to KAUST, he was a Research Physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University. He has also held research positions at NASA Ames Research Center and the California Institute of Technology. His research is at the intersection of applied mathematics, physics, and engineering, from fundamental processes in fluid mechanics (shocks, turbulence, etc.) and plasmas to numerical methods and large-scale computing (adaptive meshing, nonlinear PDE solvers, etc.). He obtained his PhD under the supervision of Professor Norman Zabusky from Rutgers University in 1994.
Energy Research, Computational Physics, Fluid and Plasma Dynamics, Numerical Methods