Sawant, S. S., Tumuklu, O., Jambunathan, R., & Levin, D. A. (2018). Application of adaptively refined unstructured grids in DSMC to shock wave simulations. Computers & Fluids, 170, 197-212.
Sawant, S. S., Rao, P., Harpale, A., Chew, H. B., & Levin, D. A. (2019). Multi-scale thermal response modeling of an AVCOAT-like thermal protection material. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 133, 1176-1195.
Sawant, S. S., Levin, D. A., & Theofilis, V. (2021) A kinetic approach to studying low-frequency molecular fluctuations in a one-dimensional shock. Physics of Fluids (Editor's pick), to appear in Vol. 33, Issue 10.
Sawant, S. S., Levin, D. A., & Theofilis, V. (2021) Analytical prediction of low-frequency molecular fluctuations inside a one-dimensional shock. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Special Issue on Fluid Mechanics and Hypersonics Flight.
Sawant, S. S., Theofilis, V., & Levin, D. A. (2021) Kinetic modelling of three-dimensional shock/laminar separation bubble instabilities in hypersonic flows over a double wedge. (under review)
Sawant, S. S., Quintanilha Jr H., Theofilis, V., & Levin, D. A. (2022) Effect of Translational Nonequilibrium on the Modal Response of Shock Layers (soon to be submitted)
Marayikkottu, V. A., Sawant, S. S., & Levin, D. A., Huang C., Schoenitz M., Dreizin E. (2020) Numerical study of the particle lifting mechanism in electrostatic discharge. International Journal of Multiphase Flows.
Harpale, A., Sawant, S. S., Kumar, R., Levin, D. A., & Chew, H. B. (2018). Ablative thermal protection systems: Pyrolysis modeling by scale-bridging molecular dynamics. Carbon, 130, 315-324.
Klothakis A., Quintanilha Jr H., Sawant, S. S., Protopapadakis E., Theofilis, V., & Levin, D. A. (2022) Linear stability analysis of hypersonic boundary layers computed by a kinetic approach: a semi-infinite flat plate at 4.5 ≤ M∞ ≤ 9 Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Sawant, S. S., Tumuklu, O., Theofilis, V., & Levin, D. A. (2022). Linear instability of shock-dominated laminar hypersonic separated flows. In 9th IUTAM symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Sept. 2-6, 2019 (ed. Spencer Sherwin, Peter Schmid & Xuesong WU), Springer, London, UK.
In the background, you are seeing the Urbana library near the UIUC campus covered in dried vines.