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Department of Mathematics
Natarajan E., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fax: +91-471-2568406

  • Ph.D Mathematics, IIT, Madras
  • M.Sc Mathematics, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai
  • B.Sc Mathematics, D.G.Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai

Course Offered

M.Tech (Machine Learning and Computing)

MA614 Matrix Computation (3 Credits)

B.Tech (Aerospace, Avionics, Engineering Physics)

MA111 Calculus (4 credits)

MA122 Computer Programming and applications (3 credits)

MA211 Linear Algebra, Complex analysis and Fourier series (3 credits)

MA221 Partial differential equations, Calculus of Variations (3 credits)


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Universita degli studi di cassino, Italy (Jan 2008-May 2008).
  • Visiting fellow, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (June 2008-May 2009)
Teaching Experience:

Reader, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram  (May 2009 – Feb 2011)

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (March 2011 – June 2017)

Research Work / Area

Non conforming finite element methods

Virtual element methods on Polygonal and Polyhedral meshes

Funded Project

Project titled "Algebraic multigrid methods for sparse linear systems" with Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre commenced May 2016.

Teaching Interest

Numerical Analysis, Partial differential equations, Matrix computation

Area of Interest

Virtual element methods

Nonconforming finite element methods

Multigrid methods




Virtual Element Method For Semilinear Hyperbolic Problems on
Polygonal Meshes, Dibyendu Adak, E. Natarajan, Sarvesh Kumar,

Accepted International Journal of Computer Mathematics.

A new nonconforming finite element method for convection dominated diffusion-reaction
equations, Dibyendu Adak, E. Natarajan, Sarvesh Kumar,
International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (2016), Vol 8, 274-283.

On the unisolvent nonconforming finite element method, Dibyendu Adak and E. Natarajan
International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol 108, No. 2, 2016, 387-393.

On the Superconvergence of hp finite element method for parabolic equation, E. Natarajan          
International Journal of Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 2(4), 2015, 35-40 

Effects of various thermal boundary conditions in a trapezoidal enclosure: Linearly heated
side wall(s), E. Natarajan, S. Roy, Tanmay Basak, Numerical heat transfer Part B, 52,
2007, 551-568.

Natural convection flows in a trapezoidal enclosure with uniform and nonuniform heated
bottom wall, E. Natarajan, S. Roy, Tanmay Basak, International Journal of heat and mass
transfer, 51, 2008, 747-756.

Analysis of steady convective heating for molten materials processing within trapezoidal
enclosures, E. Natarajan, Tanmay Basak, S. Roy, Industrial and engineering chemistry
research, 47, 2008, 8652-8666.