Computer simulation is everywhere. Complementing, confirming, or even precluding theory and experimentation, simulation has become an integral part of the process enabling scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Our department boasts long-standing expertise in computational technology applied to exciting problems in today's grand challenges like energy, materials, national security, health care, and infrastructure. In these areas, we work to decode the genomes, or building blocks, that make up modern materials, including their deformation mechanisms, chemical effects, thermodynamics, and how these genomes assemble into the macrostructures used by humans and nature.
Research on this topic takes a fundamentals-first approach, targeting:
- Nano-medicine in bio-technology
- Bridging material design and structural design
- Uncertainty quantification for modeling, simulation, and optimization of complex systems
- Multi-physics chemistry simulation of engineering systems
- Simulation-assisted manufacturing processes
- Simulation of immersed bodies in fluids
- Texture induced non-wetting surfaces