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

Principal Investigators

Computational Physics Team

Karel MatousKarel Matouš

Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame,
Principal Investigator
Lead Team Member
, 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.

Gretar TryggvasonGretar Tryggvason

Professor & Department Chair, University of Notre Dame,
Associate Director, Team Member

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.

Samuel PaolucciSamuel Paolucci

Professor, University of Notre Dame, 
Team Member

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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Computer Science Team

Andrew LumsdaineAndrew Lumsdaine

Chief scientist, Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Lead Team Member

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.

Peter KoggePeter Kogge

Professor, University of Notre Dame,
Team Member

Professor Kogge is the Ted McCourtney Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Concurrent Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Kogge is a world-renowned expert on Exascale computing and has served on and chaired influential committees examining potential Exascale technologies and software. Professor Kogge was the 2012 Seymour Cray Award recipient for innovations in advanced computer architecture and systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and a retired IBM Fellow.

Thomas SterlingThomas Sterling

Professor,  Indiana University,
Team Member

Thomas Sterling is Professor of Informatics of Computing at Indiana University and Chief Scientist of the IU Center for Research of Extreme Scale Technologies. He received his Ph.D from MIT in 1984 as a Hertz Fellow and has pursued R&D in parallel computing systems in industry, academia, and government labs. Dr. Sterling is best known for his pioneering work in cluster computing through the Beowulf Project. He leads multiple sponsored research projects to develop and apply the ParalleX execution model for extreme scale computing. Thomas Sterling has co-authored six books and holds six patents. He is the recipient of the Gordon Bell Prize and the HPC Vanguard Award.

Martin SwanyMartin Swany

Professor, Indiana University,
Team Member

Professor Swany is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. His research interests include high-performance parallel and distributed computing and networking. His recent emphasis has been in remote direct memory access (RDMA) programming for high performance message passing and data movement.

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V&V/UQ and Experimental Physics Team

Joseph PowersJoseph Powers

Professor, Associate Chair, University of Notre Dame,
Lead Team Member

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.

Alexander MukasyanAlexander Mukasyan

Research Professor, University of Notre Dame,
Team Member

Professor Mukasyan is a research faculty member in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Mukasyan has over twenty-five years of research and industrial experience. He has expertise in the areas of rapid high-temperature heterogeneous reactions, microstructural transformations associated with materials synthesis, reactive systems, and diagnostics.

Steven SonSteven Son

Professor, Purdue University,
Team Member

Professor Son is a faculty member and Purdue Faculty Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Professor Son holds four U.S. patents and received a 2007 Distinguished Paper Award from the Combustion Institute. He is an expert on composite energetic materials and explosives safety. Professor Son is a former J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow and research staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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