Professional & CV

Personal data:

Born: in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.


Ph.D. 1983 Carnegie-Mellon University (advisor: R. C. MacCamy)
M.S. 1980 Carnegie-Mellon University
B.Sc. 1979 University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay)

Academic employment:

1994-present UMBC (Professor)
1989-94 UMBC (Associate Professor)
1983-89 UMBC (Assistant Professor)
I was appointed Distinguished University Professor in 2014.

Short term appointments:

ETH Zurich, Switzerland (1996)
University of Rennes, France (1996)
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (1993)
Brunel University, U.K. (1992)
INRIA, France (1988)

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed:

  • 2003 “A posteriori estimation of the linearization and finite element approximation errors for strongly monotone nonlinear operators,” Alexandra Chaillou
  • 1998 “Non-conforming hp finite element methods,” Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
  • 1997 “Locking-free hp mixed finite element methods for linear and geometrically non-linear elasticity,” Lawrence Chilton
  • 1996 “The approximation of boundary layers in the hp version of the finite element method,” Christos Xenophontos
  • 1992 “The effect of quadrature error in the p version of the finite element method,” Chang G. Kim

Research Grants as Principal Investigator:

  • 2000-04 “hp finite element methods in failure prediction and material science.” National Science Foundation
  • 2000-01 “Conference on p and hp finite element methods.” Army Research Office
  • 2000 “Conference on p and hp finite element methods.” Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
  • 1998-01 “Standard, mixed and non-conforming hp finite element methods for problems in mechanics.” AFOSR
  • 1997-00 “hp Finite Element Methods for Shells and Partitioned Domains.” National Science Foundation
  • 1995-98 “Hierarchical hp Modeling and Locking Resolution in Laminated Plates and Shells.” AFOSR
  • 1992-95 “Hierarchical Modeling and Locking Effects in the Numerical Analysis of Multistructures.” AFOSR
  • 1989-92 “Numerical Treatment of Differential and Integral Equations by the p and hp Versions of the Finite Element Method”. AFOSR
  • 1985-88 “Analysis of the Performance of Mixed Finite Element Methods”, AFOSR

Editorial Positions:

Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (1999-2004)
Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (1993-present)


1994-96 The MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation, work on the FEM code MSC-NASTRAN


List of Publications and Professional Presentations:

These can be found in my curriculum vitae, available in pdf format.