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Devina Sanjaya

Assistant Professor

Biography

August 2019 – present
Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

July 2019
Research Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Summer 2019, 2017, and 2016 Visiting Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center


Research

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Mesh generation and adaptation
  • Error estimation and design under uncertainty

Education

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor
PhD in Aerospace Engineering and Scientific Computing, 2019

Stanford University
MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor
BS in Aerospace Engineering with minor in Mathematics, 2011


Professional Service

  • Member, AIAA
  • 2018 ICOSAHOM mini-symposium organizer
  • Reviewer for International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering and Computers and Mathematics with Applications

Awards and Recognitions

  • The University of Michigan Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) Mentor of the Year (2017-2018)
  • Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize Nominee from the Aerospace Engineering Department for Outstanding PhD Research (2017)
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • François-Xavier Bagnoud Fellowship (2016-2020)
  • Best AIAA Student Paper Award in CFD – 1st place (2015)
  • Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Stalker, E.A., Aerospace Engineering Research Fellowship (2010)
  • David Bender Memorial Mathematics Scholarship (2008-2009)
  • ASGRC Leadership Scholarship (2008-2009)


Publications

Dissertation

Devina P. Sanjaya, Towards Automated, Metric-Conforming, Mesh Optimization for High- Order, Finite-Element Methods, PhD Thesis, University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, 2019.

Journal Publications

[1] Devina P. Sanjaya and Krzysztof J. Fidkowski. Improving High-Order Finite Element Approximation through Geometrical Warping. AIAA Journal, 54(12):3994–4010, 2016. doi:10.2514/1.J055071.

[2] Devina Sanjaya, Krzysztof Fidkowski, and Ian Tobasco. Adjoint-Accelerated Statistical and Deterministic Inversion of Atmospheric Contaminant Transport. Computers and Fluids, 100(1):291–307, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.05.021.

Conference Proceedings

[1] Devina P. Sanjaya, Krzysztof J. Fidkowski, Laslo T. Diosady, and Scott M. Murman. Error Minimization via Metric-Based Curved-Mesh Adaptation. AIAA Paper 2017–3099, 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-3099.

[2] Devina P. Sanjaya and Krzysztof J. Fidkowski. Improving High-Order Finite Element Approximation through Geometrical Warping. AIAA Paper 2015–2605, 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-2605.

Presentations (other than the above conference proceedings)

1. 2018 International Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods (ICOSAHOM): Mesh Optimization Using High-Order Metric Approximations.

2. 2017 University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium (Towner Session): Automated Mesh Adaptation for Efficient Aircraft Design.

3. 2016 MIT-Stanford Women in Aviation Symposium: Improving High-Order Finite Element Approximation Through Geometrical Warping.

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