Khosro Shahbazi

Khosro Shahbazi

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

501 E. Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701 USA
Phone: +1(605)394-1665
Fax: +1(605)394-2405

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Research Interests

  • Numerical solutions of partial differential equations
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • High-order hybrid methods for multiscale high-speed flows
  • High-order discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Multigrid algorithms and Newton-Krylov solvers
  • High performance scientific computing and parallel algorithms
  • Compressible and incompressible fluid mechanics
  • Shock/ultrasound wave bubble interactions


  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2011 - present
  • Brown University
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Applied Mathematics, November 2008 - August 2011
    Advisor: Jan S. Hesthaven
  • University of Wyoming
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, March 2007 - October 2008
    Advisor: Dimitri J. Mavriplis


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering, 2002-2007
    Thesis title: A Parallel, High-order Discontinuous Galerkin Solver for the Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations in Complex Geometries
    [Download Ph.D. Thesis]
  • M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Mechanical Engineering, 2000-2002
  • B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1994-1998, Tehran, Iran


Journal Publications
  • Khosro Shahbazi
    Robust high-order scheme for multi-phase flow computations
    Journal of Computational Physics, 339 (2017) 163-178.
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Jan S. Hesthaven and X. Zhu
    Multi-Dimensional Hybrid Fourier Continuation-WENO Solvers for Conservation Laws
    Journal of Computational Physics, 253 (2013) 209-225. (Cited 6 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Nathan Albin, Oscar P. Bruno and Jan S. Hesthaven
    Multi-Domain Fourier-Continuation/WENO Hybrid Solver for Conservation Laws
    Journal of Computational Physics, 230 (2011) 8779-8796. (Cited 18 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Dimitri J. Mavriplis and Nicholas K. Burgess
    Multigrid Algorithms for High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Discretizations of the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations
    Journal of Computational Physics, 228 (2009) 7917-7940. (Cited 48 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Paul F. Fischer and C. Ross Ethier
    A High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Discretization of the Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations
    Journal of Computational Physics, 222 (2007) 391-407. (Cited 94 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi
    An Explicit Expression for the Penalty Parameter of the Interior Penalty Method
    Journal of Computational Physics, 205 (2005) 401-407. (Cited 130 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Marius Paraschivoiu and Javad Mostaghimi
    Second Order Accurate Volume Tracking based on Remapping for Triangular Meshes
    Journal of Computational Physics, 188 (2003) 100-122. (Cited 44 times)

  Conference Proceedings
  • Khosro Shahbazi
    High-order hybrid Fourier continuation-WENO scheme for 3D compressible Navier-Stokes equations
    AIAA AVIATION 2016,, Washingtin DC, June 2016.
  • Dimitri J. Mavriplis, Cristian Nastase, Khosro Shahbazi, Li Wang and Nicholas Burgess
    Progress in high-order discontinuous Galerkin methods for aerospace applications
    47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposiion, AIAA-2009-601, Orlando, Florida, January 2009. (Cited 22 times)
  • Khosro Shahbazi, Marius Paraschivoiu and Javad Mostaghimi
    Volume tracking on triangular meshes
    2002 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM2002-31130, Montreal, Canada, July 2002.


Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Thermodynamics I (ME 211)
  • Thermodynamics II (ME 312)
  • Fluid Mechanics (ME 331)
  • Heat Transfer (ME 313)
  • Gas Dynamics (ME 402/502)
  • Advanced Heat Trasnfer (ME 613)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (ME 612)
  • Computational Transport Phenomena (ME 616)
Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
  • High Performance Discontinuous Galerkin Solvers, APMA 2821G, Spring 2010
  • Numerical Ordinary Differential Equations, Undergraduate Short Course, Summer 2010

Other Interests

I am interested in ways to cultivate a lasting desire in Native American (NA) students in pursuing science and engineering education. My interest stems from two sources. First, this is an important issue. While 10% of South Dakota's population are Native Americans, currently only 2% of students in the STEM-related fields are Native Americans. Second, my own background; my tribe had a nomadic lifestyle until 50 years a ago (not here though, half way around the globe).

This is a challenging task in large part because NA students can not easily see the role of engineering and science in their lives. Scarceness of engineering jobs in NA reservations obviously does not help. What may help is exposing young NA students to the potential role of science and engineering in improving their lives.