Shanker Balasubramaniam

Shanker  Balasubramaniam
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ph.D Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 2120
  • Engineering Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.432.9958


Electromagnetics Research Group

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Current Research

The computational arm of the electromagnetics research group focuses on developing methods than enable use of high performance computing to design and analysis of electromagnetic systems. This involves an interplay between novel mathematics and clever algorithms that are inspired by electromagnetic systems. Current research dwells on harnessing the power of computer graphics for modeling, development of novel integral equations to effect these models, fast solvers for fully coupled transient and time harmonic systems, topology optimization for optical, acoustic and mmWave system, quantum dots, and particle methods for plasmas.


  • Electromagnetic theory and systems
  • Fast methods (algorithm and numerical mathematics) High performance computing
  • Computational electromagnetics and physics
  • Scattering and Propagation models
  • Inverse scattering