Welcome to the Scientific Computing and Flow Physics Laboratory!

Our research draws from applied mathematics, numerical/physical modeling and high-performance computing to develop novel techniques for numerical simulations and modeling of flow phenomena. We seek to uncover the basic physics underlying complex multiscale and multiphysics flows, in particular inertially dominated interfacial flows, such as:

  • Multiphase flows and plasmas -- Cavitation, bubbles, droplets, low-temperature plasmas
  • Hydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence -- Stability, mixing, boundary layers
  • Shocks and high-temperature hydrodynamics -- Shocks, waves in heterogeneous media, radiation-hydrodynamics
  • Scientific computing -- Numerical analysis, high-order methods, high-performance computing



Our work finds applications in biomedical engineering (diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, cardiovascular flow, traumatic brain injury), transportation engineering (aeronautical, automotive, naval), and the energy sciences (high-energy-density physics, inertial fusion, nuclear energy, astrophysics).

Come find us in room 2016 of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory.





Current and past sponsors include: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), National Science Foundation (NSF), Ford Motor Company, Kadant, and the University of Michigan, as well as ALCF, OLCF, Blue Waters, and XSEDE computing.