Portrait of Adrin Gharakhani

Adrin Gharakhani is a research professor of mathematics at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. Concurrently, he is the president of Applied Scientific Research, a small science and technology research and consulting firm founded in 1998 that specializes in the development of highly sophisticated algorithms, meshless computational methods, and physical models for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of unsteady turbulent and multiphase flow in complex geometries of interest to a broad spectrum of industries.

Gharakhani received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Irvine, in 1985 (thesis on finite volume methods) and his Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Applied Mathematics from MIT in 1995 (thesis on Lagrangian vortex particle methods). He has been research engineer at various levels of responsibility in biomedical, energy, and aerospace industries (1982–1990). Prior to establishing Applied Scientific Research, he was a post-doctoral associate (1995–1997) and research scientist (1997-1998) at MIT.

Gharakhani’s research interests are in meshless and high-order discretization of PDEs and ODEs; algorithms for distributed- and shared-memory parallelization on clusters of modern multicore CPUs and multi-GPUs; fast multipole and multigrid solvers; Large Eddy Simulation modeling of turbulent flow; and CFD methodology development for unsteady vortex dominated and multiphase flows. His primary research focus at present is on Lagrangian Vortex Methods, Boundary Element Methods, and spectral discretization of the Navier-Stokes equations in their vortictiy transport formalization. He joined CGU in 2013.