Abani Patra, PhD

Abani Patra.

CCR Director

Dr. Patra was appointed the director of CCR in 2019.  However, he has been a part of CCR since its inception.  Dr. Patra was part of a University-wide committee that set out to create UB's Center for Computational Research.  Since 1999, Dr. Patra has been a strong supporter of CCR both at UB and outside in the HPC community.


Ph.D., Computational & Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

Research Interests:

  • Computational mechanics
  • Solution adaptive finite element methods
  • Parallel and high performance computing
  • Applications to biomechanical systems
  • Applications to geophysical systems