University of Notre Dame College of Engineering
C-SWARM | Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials


Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

Leadership Team


Karel MatousKarel Matouš

Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame,
Principal Investigator
Computational Physics Team Lead

Professor Matouš is the College of Engineering Collegiate Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Matouš has over ten years of research and industrial experience. His expertise is in the areas of computational mechanics, multiscale and multiphysics modeling, high-performance computing, and experimental and numerical micro-tomography-based modeling of heterogeneous multi-functional materials. Professor Matouš pioneered the use of numerical simulations of the dynamics of heterogeneous reactive materials at the University of Illinois ASC Rocket Center. At the University of Notre Dame he has been studying larger and more complex systems of heterogenous mixtures and is now recognized as an international authority on such simulations. He is a Fellow of ASME as well.

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Team Leads

Computer Science Team

Andrew LumsdaineAndrew Lumsdaine

Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Chief Scientist, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing,
Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Professor Lumsdaine is chief scientist at the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a founding member of the Open MPI effort. Professor Lumsdaine's expertise is in the areas of high-performance scientific computing, parallel, distributed, and concurrent computing and programming, software engineering, and fault detection and tolerance.

V&V/UQ and Experimental Physics Team

Joseph PowersJoseph Powers

Professor, University of Notre Dame

Professor Powers is a faculty member in the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Concurrent Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Powers has over twenty-five years experience in computational science, focused on high fidelity verified and validated calculations of high speed reaction dynamics in gaseous and granular materials. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He has had sustained interactions with Los Alamos National Laboratory in modeling energetic solids.

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Software Architect

Portrait of Luke D’AlessandroLuke D’Alessandro

Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

Luke D’Alessandro is a Research Scientist at the University of Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2014, where he received the Hajim School of Engineering Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2014 for his dissertation on programming models and runtimes for transactional memory. He has worked as a research scientist at Indiana University and the University of Washington, leading research and development efforts in advanced execution models for exascale scientific computing. His research interests and contributions target computer architectures, programming languages, runtimes, and APIs for parallel and distributed computing. Dr. D’Alessandro is a member of the ACM.

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