Ankit Rohatgi, PhD

About Me

I have studied Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and obtained my PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2012.

For graduate research, I studied particle and fluid interaction mechanisms in mutiphase flows. This involved theoretical, computational and experimental work ranging from developing parallel processing particle tracking codes to fabricating simple microfluidic devices.

Besides engineering, I also enjoy computer programming and am familiar with many popular cloud computing technologies, GUI toolkits, operating systems and many programming languages. I am also the author of WebPlotDigitizer which is a popular tool for extracting numerical data from images of plots, maps, microscope images etc.

I am currently working at ANSYS, Inc. developing Finite Element Method based engineering simulation software such as ANSYS Mechanical and Workbench.

I am currently located in Austin, Texas.

This website links to some of my opensourced projects, PhD work, photography work and a blog. If you would like to contact me, then feel free to email me at




PhD Thesis


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