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Researchers at the University of Wyoming with NWSC Interests

  • Vladimir Alvarado, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

    Research focuses on enhanced-oil recovery activities including screening methods for assisting decision-making. A combination of data mining and analytical simulation assists in  the creation of simplified decision spaces. 

  • Po Chen, SER & Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics

    The development of  a unified methodology for seismic source and Earth structure inversions in a fully 3D setting, including: real-time seismic inversion in 3D structure models, full 3D tomography using seismic waveform, and numerical modeling.

  • Craig Douglas, SER Professor

    Research focuses on multigrid methods and simulation of contaminant transport, wildland fires, combustion and ocean circulation using dynamic data-driven application systems techniques.

  • Ken Dueker, Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics

  • Victor Ginting, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

    Research involves multiscale methods for partial differential equations,finite volume and finite difference methods, numerical and iterative methods for partial differential equations, an d mathematical and numerical models for flow in porous media.

  • Bart Geerts, Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science

    Research addresses the mesoscale dynamics of precipitating systems, boundary-layer circulations over flat and complex terrain, cloud dynamics and cloud and precipitation radars.

  • Stefan Heinz, Associate Professor, Mathematics

    Research focuses on mathematical modeling, multiscale processes, stochastic analysis, Monte Carlo Simulations, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion, and  multiphase flows.

  • W. Steven Holbrook, Professor, Geology & Geophysics

    Principal focus is on acquisition and analysis of marine and onshore reflection and refraction seismic data.  Use acquired seismic reflection, ocean-bottom seismic refraction, gravity, magnetic, and bathymetric data across a continental margin. to create models of the deep structure.

  • Snehalata Huzurbazar, Statistics

    Research interests: , sedimentology, soil science,and  glaciology; Methodology areas:  grain-size distributions, functional data analysis, survival analysis, and saddlepoint approximations.

  • Hannah Jang-Condell, Physics & Astronomy

    Research concerns  theoretical studies of planet formation and computational astrophysics.

  • William Lauenroth, Professor, Botany

    Specializing in plant community ecology and eco-hydrology. Uses simulation & modeling as a key exploratory and analysis a tool across all of the organizational and special scales of his research.

  • Rongsong Liu, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Zoology

    Transmission Dynamics and Spatial Spread of Vector-borne Diseases: modeling, prediction and control.

  • Subhashis Mallick, SER Professor, Geology & Geophysics

    Research involves computational seismology including seismic modeling, seismic inversion, and seismic anisotropy.  Developing seismic modeling and inversion methodologies and applying them in solving real problems.

  • Dimitri Mavriplis, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Research focuses on the development of unstructured mesh methods for computational fluid dynamics, including discretization methods, solution methods such as multigrid and implicit methods for steady-state and time-accurate simulations, unstructured grid generation techniques and adaptive and moving mesh strategies.

    Scott Miller, Professor, Watershed Hydrology

    Areas of expertise include watershed hydrology, hydrologic modeling, GIS and spatial analyses in natural resources, landscape ecology and geomorphology.

  • Jonathan Naughton, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Research interests: Experimental fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, characterization of turbulent flows, control of turbulence flows; Instrumentation, wall shear stress measurement techniques in aerodynamic flows; Wind Energy.

  • Fred Ogden, Professor, Civil & Architectural Engineering

    Research in runoff generation in tropics, arid and semi-arid regions; hydrologic modeling and engineering; watershed scale erosion/deposition modeling; hydrological applications of GIS and remote sensing of rainfall; computational hydraulics; and physical hydraulic modeling.

  • Felipe Pereira, SER Professor, Mathematics

    Research involves mathematical modeling of multiphase flows in multiscale porous media: CO2 sequestration, oil reserves, contaminant transport, numerical methods for partial differential Equations, and  high performance, parallel,scientific computing.

  • Mohammad Piri, Associate Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

    Multiphase flow in porous media with applications to oil and gas recovery, pore-scale modeling of displacement processes, two-and three-phase relative permeabilities (measurement and prediction), wettability, and CO2 sequestration and leakage.

  • Steve Prager, Associate Professor, Geography

    Research Interests in geographic information science, complex network theory and network geographies, special information and dynamic geographic domains, and ecologically sustainable economic development.

  • Guan Qin, SER & Associate Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

    Research interests cover the following broad areas: (1) Reservoir Modeling, (2) Reservoir Simulations, (3) Reconfigurable Computing and (4) Data Center and Data Integration.

  • Jay Sitaraman, SER & Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

    Research is focused on development and application of parallel and scalable overset grid based CFD methods to interesting physical problems , moving bodies and aeroelasticity.

  • Dan Stanescu, Associate Professor, Mathematics

    Numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, high-order and spectral methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, computational aero-acoustics and uncertainty quantification.

  • Amy Ulinski-Banic, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

    Research in Human-Centered Computing (HCC), and Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in the usability and evaluation relative to the effects of human interaction with 3-D User Interfaces, Visualizations, Virtual Environments and Virtual Humans.

  • Liqiang Wang, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

    Research in the design and analysis of parallel systems. For analysis, working on concurrency/security-related error detection. For design, working on data-intensive parallel computing on multicore CPU, GPU and Cloud Computing platforms.

  • Zhien Wang, Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science

    Focus on active and passive remote sensing data to study cloud macrophysical and microphysical properties. Including the ice and mixed-phase cloud microphysical property retrieval based on ground-based, airborne, and satellite-based measurements.

  • Manchung Yeung, Associate Professor, Mathematics

    Iterative methods, preconditioning techniques, multigrid decomposition, and parallel computations.

  • Shunde Yin, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

    Research interests in coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical-chemical(THMC) modeling and soft computing in petroleum geomechanics.

  • Ye Zhang, Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics

    Research interests include reservoir modeling and its application in waste disposal/sequestration, parameter estimation  (forward upscaling and inverse calibration), high-performance computing, and sedimentary basin hydrogeology.

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