Honors & Awards

  • Centennial Teaching Award, School of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Teaching Excellence Award, ICME, Stanford University
  • M.Sc. Scholarship Award, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg & Siemens Power Generation

Personal Interests

Photography, chess, biking, languages, teaching mathematics

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Numerical linear algebra, multilevel iterative methods, numerical methods for PDEs, applied probability & optimization, high performance computing

Work Experience

  • Lecturer, Stanford Summer Engineering Academy, Stanford University

    Designed and taught a rigorous summer course on calculus and linear algebra for incoming
    Stanford freshmen with particular focus on attracting women and minority talents to STEM fields of study
    and research at Stanford university.



  • Teaching Assistant / Instructor, Stanford University

    Courses in applied mathematics and computing



  • Graduate Research Assistant, Computational Biomechanics Laboratory, Stanford University

    Researched advanced material models and identified critical material parameters using numerical optimization
    algorithms in MATLAB for computational modeling and 3D finite element analysis of human heart.



  • Research Staff, Fraunhofer IIS, Development Center for X-Ray Technology

    In collaboration with the experimental team, developed and deployed numerical simulation codes in C++ on
    a parallel computing architecture using MPI for design optimization of X-ray systems.


    Fuerth, Germany

  • Intern, Alternative Energy & Environment Tech. Lab, General Electric Global Research Center

    Successfully designed and implemented a series of computational fluid dynamics experiments using ANSYS CFX
    for determining optimal seal gap (in micrometres) in a dry gas seal proposed for significant operational cost
    reduction in oil & gas heavy machinery.



All Publications

  • Computational modeling of passive myocardium INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Goektepe, S., Acharya, S. N., Wong, J., Kuhl, E. 2011; 27 (1): 1-12

    View details for DOI 10.1002/cnm.1402

    View details for Web of Science ID 000287141000001