Prabhu Ramachandran

Welcome to my home page! I'm a member of the faculty at the department of aerospace engineering, IIT Bombay. I am an alumnus of the department of aerospace engineering, IIT Madras.

My research interests include vortex methods, particle methods for computational fluid dynamics, scientific computing and applied scientific data visualization. I'm an advocate of Free and Open Source software and in my spare time develop some free/open software. I blog very occasionally.


  • May, 2020: Our reproducible paper on "An improved non-reflecting outlet boundary condition for weakly-compressible SPH" is now online (doi:10.1016/j.cma.2020.113119).
  • March, 2020: Our latest reproducible paper on "An efficient, open source, iterative ISPH scheme" is now online (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107283).
  • 23th July, 2019: 3D visualisation with Mayavi and VTK at STFC Data Intensive, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Summer School 2019, University of Sussex, UK.
  • 21st July, 2019: Bugfix Mayavi version 4.7.1 released.
  • 1st -- 2nd July, 2019: VTK and Mayavi course at the EPSRC center for doctoral training for the Next Generation Computational Modelling at the University of Southampton, UK.
  • 1 July, 2019: Mayavi version 4.7.0 released. First fully functional jupyter/jupyterlab support for Mayavi.
  • 21 -- 22nd December, 2018: SciPy India 2018.
  • 26 November, 2018: PySPH version 1.0a6 has been released.
  • 26 November, 2018: automan version 0.4 has been released.
  • 26th October, 2018: Seminar at UMass Amherst.
  • 2 September, 2018: Mayavi version 4.6.2 released.
  • 9th - 15th July, 2018: co-chairing the SciPy 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, USA.
  • July - December, 2018: On Sabbatical at MIE UMass Amherst.


Please see the internships page for more information on internship opportunities.

Contact details

Prabhu Ramachandran
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
IIT Bombay, Mumbai,
INDIA - 400 076
Phone: +91 22 2576 7121
Fax (departmental): +91 22 2572 2602
Fax (institute): +91 22 2572 3480
prabhu [at] aero . iitb . ac . in