I am also Dean of the School of Engineering Sciences.
Most of my recent research deals with convective heat and mass transfer phenomena in materials processes of different kinds. It ranges from studying more fundamental aspects of solidification and phase change, to particular processes. In all of these problems convective heat and mass transfer is a key element. I also work on thermocapillary convection, fluid motions induced by surface tension variations over a free surface. This is a common phenomenon in many materials processes, such as crystal growth and welding. I am also involved in work on the growth of individual dendritic crystals, using phase-field simulations. Recently I have developed symbolic computation tools to generate finite element code for general systems of partial differential equations, which are used to simulate problems in the areas above. I have also done work on rotating flows and two-phase flows.
Selected Publications. Recent publications generated from the department staff info page.
I am a member of the editorial board of Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing.
femLego, a problem solving environment that uses symbolic computations to generate finite element programs for 1, 2 and 3D simulations.
Computational Phase Transformations. I am coordinator of a joint effort to study phase transformations by computer simulations.
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