Shanker Balasubramaniam

Shanker  Balasubramaniam
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering


Shanker Balasubramaniam is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and of computational mathematics, science and engineering. He is recognized internationally for his innovative scholarship in computational science as applied to Maxwell’s equations. He has developed algorithms for solving Maxwell’s equations across multiple scales, with applications to large scale scattering, antennas design, optics, electromagnetic compatibility/interference, coupled fullwave-circuit analysis, molecular dynamics, surface plasmons, micro-bubbles and quantum-dots. The accuracy, stability and low computational complexity of these algorithms have enabled resolution some of unsolved problems in these areas.

He received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.

He has (co)authored more than 350 journal and conference papers. He was an associate editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL) and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and is the topical editor for The Journal of the Optical Society of America: A.

He is a fellow of IEEE, elected for his contributions in computational electromagnetics. He was awarded MSU’s Withrow Distinguished Junior and Senior Scholar (2003 & 2010), Withrow Teaching Award (2007), and Beal Outstanding Faculty Award (2014).