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, such as:

  • Multiphase flows and plasmas -- Cavitation, bubbles, droplets, low-temperature plasmas
  • Turbulence and hydrodynamic instabilities-- Stability, mixing, boundary layers
  • Compressible flow -- Shock and acoustic waves in heterogeneous media
  • 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, 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), the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Ford Motor Company, Kadant, and the University of Michigan, as well as ALCF, OLCF and XSEDE computational resources.