Alexandra Baumgart

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Guillaume Blanquart
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019


Baumgart, A., Jones, S. W., Edelmann, P. V. F., and Dolence, J. C., ''A shock stabilization of the HLLC Riemann solver for the carbuncle instability,'' Journal of Scientific Computing, 98(2) (2024), 33. doi:10.1007/s10915-023-02419-8
Baumgart, A. and Blanquart, G., ''A numerical extension of the spatially-filtered Euler equations for contact discontinuities,'' Journal of Computational Physics, 491 (2023), 112353. doi:10.1016/
Baumgart, A., Beardsell, G., and Blanquart, G., ''Analytical closure to the spatially-filtered Euler equations for shock-dominated flows,'' Journal of Computational Physics, 477 (2023), 111946. doi:10.1016/
Baumgart, A. and Anderson, P., ''Finding the weakest link: mechanical sensitivity in a fish cranial linkage system,'' Royal Society open science, 5(10) (2018), 181003. doi:10.1098/rsos.181003


DAAD-Stiftung Respekt und Wertschaetzung Scholarship, 2022.
National Science Foundation GRFP Honorable Mention, 2019.
Bayne Award for Outstanding Senior in Pi Tau Sigma, UIUC, 2019.
MechSE Visionary Scholarship, UIUC, 2018-2019.
John C. & Elizabeth J. Chato Award in Bioengineering, UIUC, 2018.
C. J. Gauthier Scholarship, UIUC, 2017-2018.
Bayne Award for Outstanding Sophomore in Pi Tau Sigma, UIUC, 2017.
Siemens Foundation Merit Scholarship, 2015-2019.
Illinois Engineering Achievement Scholarship, UIUC, 2015-2019.
Margaret L. Gongaware Scholarship, UIUC, 2015-2017.