Federal Agency View of Simulation Based Engineering and Science
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Annual Meeting
- Presentation Date:
November 8, 2010
- Skill Level:
US government agencies recognize that predictive simulation has become increasingly powerful for advancing scientific and technological goals of society. A key reason is high-performance computing that allows more complete treatment of physics and uncertainty. There is great optimism about the potentially dramatic increases in power due to hyperparallel multicore computers, including acquisition and use of increasingly massive amounts of data. At the same time, our challenge is to develop the computational tools and to prepare students and the workforce to take advantage of these changes.
Phillip R. Westmoreland is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State Univ. (NCSU) and Executive Director of the NCSU Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. His chemical engineering degrees are from NCSU (BS, 1973), Louisiana State Univ. (MS, 1974), and MIT (PhD, 1986). He worked in coal research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1974–1979), as a ChE faculty member at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (1986–2009), and as a program director at the National Science Foundation (2006–2009).
An AIChE Fellow, Phil began service as public...Read more