Alexandra Baumgart

  • Program Year: 3
  • 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., Beardsell, G., and Blanquart, G. (2023). Analytical closure to the spatially-filtered Euler equations for shock-dominated flows. Journal of Computational Physics, 477, 111946. doi:10.1016/
Baumgart, A. and Anderson, P. (2018). Finding the weakest link: mechanical sensitivity in a fish cranial linkage system. Royal Society open science, 5(10), 181003. doi:10.1098/rsos.181003
Baumgart, A., Voskuilen, T., Sakievich, P., and Hewson, J. Soot and radiation interactions in turbulent jet flames using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. Fall Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct. 2019).


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