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

C-SWARM

Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

Leadership Team

Director

Karel MatousKarel Matouš

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

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.

Associate Director

Gretar TryggvasonGretar Tryggvason

Professor & Department Chair, University of Notre Dame

Professor Tryggvason is the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and the Chair of the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. Professor Tryggvason is world-recognized for his development of numerical methods for direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows and the use of simulations to advance understanding of such flows. He is a Fellow of ASME and APS, and is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics. Professor Tryggvason will also lead the effort in integrating research with education.

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Team Leads

Computer Science Team

Andrew LumsdaineAndrew Lumsdaine

Chief scientist, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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, Associate Chair, University of Notre Dame

Professor Powers is a faculty member in and the Associate Chair of 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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Scientific Steering Committee

Samuel PaolucciSamuel Paolucci

Professor, University of Notre Dame

Professor Paolucci 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. He is an ASME and APS Fellow. He has pioneered wavelet schemes for the solution of partial differential equations for a variety of systems and brings to the team significant experience in solving multiscale problems. His main areas of research include reactive flows, shock physics, adaptive multiscale wavelet methods, and high performance computing. Professor Paolucci is also a former research staff member at Sandia National Laboratories.

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