Amneet Bhalla

Dr. Amneet Bhalla

Associate Professor

Academic Affairs
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

San Diego

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
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Dr. Amneet Bhalla obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2013, and his Bachelors (2004-2008) and Masters (2009) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. He has a postdoctoral training from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Mathematics Department) and Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory (Computational Research Division). He also has an industrial experience at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company where he worked as a computational research engineer.

In his research, Dr. Bhalla develops numerical methods and high performance computing techniques for computational fluid dynamics and computational fluid-structure interaction problems. The broad goals of his research include developing mathematical models for flow phenomena in engineering devices and processes, and to use novel simulations to interrogate the underlying physics of the problem, with the aim of improving and optimizing the engineering design.

Area of Expertise

Fluid-Structure Interaction, Multiphase Flows, Aquatic Locomotion, Renewable Energy Device Modeling, Numerical Methods, High Performance Computing, Scientific Software Design


Ph.D., Northwestern University