Senior Fellow, Computational Engineering – oversees the development of computational science and engineering capabilities at National Energy Technology Laboratory for applications to energy technology development. Also, he is a DOE Technical Director of University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research and leads an effort under DOE’s Exascale Computing Project. He holds degrees in chemical engineering: B.Tech from IIT (BHU), India and MS and PhD from IIT, Chicago. His research is in multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD); he has made numerous contributions to the theory and numerics and the open-source code MFIX. He led an effort to develop Aspen Plus® and FLUENT® co-simulations and served as the founding Technical Director of Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI). He is a fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the recipient of numerous awards, including R&D100 awards, DOE Secretary’s Achievement Honor Award, and AIChE’s Fluidization Process Recognition Award.
Accelerators, FPGA, and GPUs