Shanti Bhushan

Shanti Bhushan

Associate Professor and CAVS Associate Director

Office: 202 Carpenter Hall
Phone: 662.325.1202

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  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2003
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2000
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, Howrah, India, 1998

Experience Record

  • Associate Professor, Michael W. Hall School of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2021 - Present
  • Associate Director, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, 2016 - Present
  • iDEELab Deputy Director, Thermo-Fluids and Energy Systems Area, Mississippi State University, 2024 - Present
  • Associate Editor, ASME CFD Technical Committee, Mississippi State University, 2023 - Present
  • Summer Faculty Fellow Fellow Air Force Research Lab, Eglin Air Force Base, 2012 - 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Michael W. Hall School of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2015 - 2021
  • AssistantResearch Professor, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, 2011 - 2015
  • Visiting Summer Faculty, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Lab, 2012
  • Associate Research Scientist, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009 - 2011
  • Assistant Research Professor, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Iowa, 2006 - 2009
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University, 2005 - 2006
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Computational Simulation and Design Center, Mississippi State University, 2003 - 2005

Subject Areas Taught

  • Viscous II
  • Viscous I
  • Intermediate Fluid Dynamics ME
  • Thermodynamics I

Research Overview

Dr. Bhushan has over 20 years of experience in CFD modeling and simulation, primarily focusing on turbulence and transition model development, and application of CFD for wide range of engineering applications including high speed flows and fluid structure interactions.

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Journal Articles

  • Oumnia El Fajri, Joshua Bowman, Shanti Bhushan, and Tim O’Doherty, Detached Eddy Simulation of Hydrokinetic Turbine Wake in Shallow Water Depths, Ocean Engineering, 306, 118083, 2024.
  • Yugo Sanada, Zachary Starman, Shanti Bhushan and Frederick Stern. Four-Dimensional Particle Tracking Velocimetry Measurements of Unsteady Three-Dimensional Vortex Onset and Progression for 5415 Straight Ahead, Static Drift and Pure Sway. Physics of Fluids, 35(10), 2023.
  • S. Palakurthy, A. Zope, Y. Yan, E. Collins, S. Bhushan. Numerical Study of the Effect of Micro Vortices on Chaotic Flutter. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 436 (11) 2024.
  • Shanti Bhushan, Greg W. Burgreen, Wesley Brewer and Ian D. Dettwiller. Assessment of Neural Network Augmented Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes Turbulence Model in Extrapolation Mode. Physics of Fluids, 25(5), 2023.
  • S. Bhushan, M. Elmellouki, D. K. Walters, Y. A. Hassan, E. Merzari and A. Obabako, Analysis of Turbulent Flow and Thermal Structures in Low-Pr Buoyant Flows using Direct Numerical Simulations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 189, 122733, 2022.

Conference Papers

  • Shanti Bhushan, Greg W. Burgreen, Anup Zope, and Parker Bailey, Hypersonic Trajectory Optimization for Minimum Heating using Machine Learned Physics Surrogates. AIAA Aviation 2024. Paper number: APA-42/FD-17, 4055163.
  • F. Stern, Y. Sanada, Z. Starman, S. Bhushan, C. Milano, 4DPTV Measurements and DES of the Turbulence Structure and Vortex Breakdown and Interaction for 5415 Sonar Dome Vortices, 35th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics Nantes, France, 8 – 12 July, 2024.
  • Alta Knizley, Morgan Green, and Shanti Bhushan, Establishing Consistent Evaluation Metrics to Combat Pre-Requisite Deficits in Entry-Level Mechanical Engineering Courses, 2023 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference.
  • A. Chakir, EM Collins, A. Zope, S. Bhushan, Predicting the Functionality of a Scramjet Engine Using Quasi 1D Model, AIAA AVIATION 2023 Forum, 4139.
  • Anup Zope, Eric M. Collins, Greg Burgreen, Shanti Bhushan, Edward Luke and Ian D. Dettwiller, Towards More Efficient Fluid-Thermal Interaction Analysis for Hypersonic Trajectory Flights. AIAA 2023-1039 Session: Fluid Structure Interactions III.


  • Stern F., Hosseini H-S., Mousaviraad M., Bhushan S., Evaluation of Seakeeping, Predictions. Chapter 4, pp. 141-202 in Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics: An assessment of the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop. Editors: Lars Larsson, Frederick Stern, Michel Visonneau, Springer, 2014. ISBN: 978-94-007-7188-8.
  • Bhushan S., T. Xing, M. Visonneau, J. Wackers, G. Deng, F. Stern and L. Larsson, Post Workshop Computations and Analysis for KVLCC2 and 5415. Chapter 7, pp. 265-318 in Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics: An assessment of the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop. Editors: Lars Larsson, Frederick Stern, Michel Visonneau, Spinger, 2014. ISBN: 978-94-007-7188-8.
  • Stern, F., Bhushan, S., Hosseini H-S., and Mousaviraad, M. “Analysis of G2010 Results for Seakeeping Test Cases 1.4a,b,c, 2.4, and 3.5,” Proceedings of Gothenburg 2010: A Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics, Dec. 8-10 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award, Mechanical Engineering, 2022.
  • Best paper award at 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference held in Napoli, Italy, September 2019 for the paper El Fajri, O., Bhushan, S., Thompson, D. S., O'Doherty, T. Numerical investigation of shallow-water effects on hydrokinetic turbine wake recovery."
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award, Michael W. Hall School of Mechanical Engineering, 2017.
  • Robert T. Knapp Award from the ASME Fluids and Engineering Division for the paper: “Analysis of Turbulence Generation and Energy Transfer Mechanisms in Boundary Layer Transition Using Direct Numerical Simulation,” Paper No. FEDSM2016-7795, 2016.
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Michael W. Hall School of Mechanical Engineering, 2016.