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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hannah Jang-Condell, Physics & Astronomy

    Research concerns  theoretical studies of planet formation and computational astrophysics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amy 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.

  • 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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