Karthik Duraisamy



3009 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140


Additional Title(s)

  • Director of Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE)

Professor Duraisamy is interested in the development of computational models, algorithms and uncertainty quantification approaches with application to the aeromechanics of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, wind turbines and hypersonic cruise vehicles. This research includes fluid dynamic modeling at a fundamental level as well as in an integrated system-level setting. An overarching theme in his research involves the use of computational methods to answer scientific and engineering questions at the desired level of sophistication with an understanding of the effect of modeling uncertainties on the predicted results.


Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering (September 2017 – Present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering (September 2013 – 2017)


  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • PhD (Aerospace Engineering)
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • MS (Applied Mathematics)
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    • ME (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
    • BE (Mechanical Engineering)


  • Aerodynamics
  • Compressible Flows
  • Computational Methods
  • Acoustics
  • Rotorcraft Aeromechanics
  • Uncertainty Quantification

Research Interests

Computational Science and Engineering, Aerodynamics, High-Speed Flows, Turbulence modeling and simulation, Vortical Flows, Uncertainty Quantification, High-Performance Computing, Rotorcraft Aeromechanics, Adjoint-based methods, Optimization


  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Helicopter Society (AHS)