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Devina Sanjaya

Assistant Professor


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


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • High-order, finite-element methods
  • Mesh adaptation, optimization, and generation
  • Machine learning applications to meshing algorithms
  • High performance computing
  • Error estimation


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, SIAM, ASEE
  • Committee: AIAA Meshing Visualization, and Computational Environments (MVCE), Tickle College of Engineering Diversity Action Plan, MABE Awards, MABE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 2018 ICOSAHOM mini-symposium organizer
  • Reviewer for International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Journal of Computational Physics, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and AIAA Conference

Awards and Recognitions

  • UT MABE Advocacy for Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2021
  • UT 1794 Scholars Program Mentor to the 1st place poster presentation winner for campus involvement category, 2020
  • François-Xavier Bagnoud Fellowship (2016-2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Honor Societies: Phi Kappa Phi, 2011; Tau Beta Pi, 2011; Sigma Gamma Tau, 2010


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