Faculty: Drs. Ravindran Chella and Jose Mendoza-Cortes
In the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, the unifying theme of multi-scale modeling and simulation arises naturally in the course of theoretically investigating diverse problems in the areas of catalysis, solid state physics, fluid mechanics, nanomaterials, and synthetic and biological polymers. Modeling methods that are currently used span the entire spectrum from ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, through atomistic and mesoscale techniques, such as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods, to macroscopic and mean-field descriptions.
Our faculty and students benefit greatly from collaborations with researchers in other departments such as the School of Computational Science, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and MARTECH.