Congratulations to Rajesh Bhaskaran for being a recipient of the 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to Rajesh Bhaskaran for being a recipient of the 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching Award. Bhaskaran was honored with the Dennis G. Shepherd Memorial Teaching Prize.
Rajesh Bhaskaran is a Sr. Lecturer and Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation in the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University.
Dr. Bhaskaran's work seeks to promote the "democratization of simulation" through effective integration of simulation tools into engineering education. He directs the Swanson lab and has helped introduce industry-standard simulation tools into Cornell courses covering fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solid mechanics and numerical analysis. He has led the development of simcafe.org as an online portal for learning and teaching finite-element and CFD simulations. SimCafe is used worldwide in courses as well as for self-paced learning by students and industry professionals. He has developed a unified methodology for using simulation in disparate lecture-based and lab courses. This methodology helps students learn to approach simulations like an expert would rather than just pushing buttons and accepting results at face value. Dr. Bhaskaran's professional interests include: Engineering applications of simulation technology, reliable deployment of advanced simulation by generalist engineers and conceptual change in learners using simulations. He has organized two international workshops on simulation in engineering curricula.