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Krishna Garikipati

Krishna Garikipati

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mathematics

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3003B EECS
1301 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 936-0414


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1996
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1992
B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1991

Research Interests

I am a computational scientist focusing on the development of scientific machine learning and methods for data-driven computational science. My work draws upon nonlinear physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. I have worked for quite a few years in mathematical biology, biophysics and materials physics. Some specific problems that I have been thinking about recently are: (1) mathematical models of patterning and morphogenesis in developmental biology, (2) scale bridging using scientific machine learning, (3) using machine learning and graph-based methods to solve partial differential equations, (4) mechano-chemically driven phenomena in materials, such as phase transformations, electro-chemo-thermo-mechanics and the like, motivated by materials for batteries, electronics and structural alloys.

Research Areas

Biomechanics & Biosystems Engineering, Mechanics & Materials, Multi-scale Computation

Honors & Awards

  • Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2009
  • Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Fellowship (to be spent at Universitaat Stuttgart), May 2005-August 2006
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), U.S. Department of Energy, May 4, 2004
  • Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2004
  • Professor of the Term Award, Pi Tau Sigma, Winter 2003

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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Keck Foundation awards grant to cancer cell research
Collaborative research team converges on cancer cell behavior that will lead to more effective therapies.

Faculty Member Named Fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics
Krishna Garikipati receives a fellowship for work in numerical methods applied to nonlinear problems.

2019 Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships Awarded to Elizabeth Livingston
Two awardees have received the 2019 Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships for a PhD in Scientific Computing program.

MICDE awarded a Clare Boothe Luce grant for fellowships to support women in STEM
The program aims to encourage women “to enter, study, graduate and teach” in science, and the funding will support female PhD students who make use of computational science in their research.

Patterning and Morphology in Biological and Nonliving Systems
Understanding the ways in which materials deform and develop stresses and how they respond to those stresses is relevant both to biological as well as nonliving systems, including lithium-ion batteries, other semiconducting devices and alloys used for structural applications, such as automobiles, aircraft and buildings.

Garikipati relaunches on-line course "The Finite Element Method for Problems in Physics" on Coursera
This course is an introduction to the finite element method as applicable to a range of problems in physics and engineering sciences.

Gavini wins Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship
Winning the Humboldt Research Fellowship requires an established international reputation for research of the highest caliber

Garikipati, Skerlos Receive ME Department Achievement Awards

ME Ph.D. Wins Jefferson Goblet Best Student Paper Award

Krishna Garikipati Receives PECASE Award