Bio


I received my PhD from Iowa State University co-majoring in Mechanical engineering and Applied Mathematics. I was co-advised by Dr. Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and Dr. James Rossmanith. For my dissertation I worked on development and analysis of numerical schemes for high fidelity simulations of multiphase flows. Specifically I developed energy stable numerical methods to simulate two-phase flows using Cahn-Hilliard Navier-Stokes equations. I also have experience in development of tools to analyse and understand complex physical processes like multi-phase flows and turbulence. Before joining Iowa State for my graduate work, I had a brief stint as a research associate in Dr. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar‘s group in Louisiana State University (LSU). At LSU I worked on developing theoretical models for energy cascades in multi-phase flows.

Honors & Awards


  • Research Excellence Award from Iowa State Graduate College, Iowa State University (May 2021)
  • Teaching Excellence Award from Iowa State Graduate College, Iowa State University (May 2019)
  • Dean's Fellowship from College of Engineering, Iowa State University (2016)
  • Bal G. Joshi endowment award, Institute of Chemical Technology (2014)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University (2021)
  • PhD, Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (2021)
  • B.Tech, Institute of Chemical Technology, Chemical Technology (2015)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Industrial scale Large Eddy Simulations with adaptive octree meshes using immersogeometric analysis Computers & Mathematics with Applications Saurabh, K., Gao, B., Fernando, M., Xu, S., Khanwale, M. A., Khara, B., Hsu, M., Krishnamurthy, A., Sundar, H., Ganapathysubramanian, B. 2021; 97: 28-44
  • Simulating two-phase flows with thermodynamically consistent energy stable Cahn-Hilliard Navier-Stokes equations on parallel adaptive octree based meshes JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Khanwale, M. A., Lofquist, A. D., Sundar, H., Rossmanith, J. A., Ganapathysubramanian, B. 2020; 419
  • On nature of mass transfer near liquid-liquid interface in the presence of Marangoni instabilities Khadamkar, H. P., Khanwale, M. A., Sawant, S. S., Mathpati, C. S. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017: 176-183
  • Bubble generated turbulence and direct numerical simulations Bubble generated turbulence and direct numerical simulations Joshi, J. B., Nandakumar, K., Evans, G. M., Pareek, V. K., Gumulya, M. M., Sathe, M. J., Khanwale, M. A. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017: 26-75
  • Heat Transfer in Turbulent Boundary Layers of Pipe Flow: A Wavelet Transforms Approach Khanwale, M. A., Sona, C. S., Mathpati, C. S., Peinke, J., Kampers, G., Oberlack, M., Waclawczyk, M., Talamelli, A. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. 2016: 221-226
  • Effect of solute transfer and interfacial instabilities on scalar and velocity field around a drop rising in quiescent liquid channel PHYSICS OF FLUIDS Khanwale, M. A., Khadamkar, H. P., Mathpati, C. S. 2015; 27 (11)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4935231

    View details for Web of Science ID 000365687400007

  • Investigation of heat transfer characteristics and energy balance analysis of FLiNaK in turbulent boundary layers of pipe flow APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING Khanwale, M. A., Sona, C. S., Mathpati, C. S., Borgohain, A., Maheshwari, N. K. 2015; 75: 1022-1033
  • Investigation of flow and heat characteristics and structure identification of FLiNaK in pipe using CFD simulations APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING Sona, C. S., Khanwale, M. A., Mathpati, C. S., Borgohain, A., Maheshwari, N. K. 2014; 70 (1): 451-461