PHD Student Abhilash started his Ph.D. in Fall 2013 and is working on computational methods for complex fluids. He earned his Bachelors and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT-M). There he specialized in Energy Technology and designed a duct that improved the performance of small-scale vertical-axis hydro turbines. After graduating he continued working in the energy sector where he operated, commissioned and re-commissioned 500MW coal power plants at two different stations.
After opening and closing his fair share of water, steam and fuel valves, he came to The George Washington University. His current research encompasses topics such as emulsion rheology, flow of drops and biological cells and flow of viscoelastic media. The computational component his research includes development of high performance codes, parallelization, virtualization, accelerators and novel data delivery techniques for computational physics applications.