Who We Are

Wyoming High Performance CSE Cluster


Dimitri Mavriplis (Professor ME) Director
Dimitri Mavriplis is the Director of the CSE cluster and group.  He is currently the Max Castagne professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming.  His research interests lie in the development of computational fluid dynamics algorithms and software, high performance computing, aerodynamic analysis and design, and wind turbine and wind farm simulations.

Michael Stoellinger (Ass. Prof, ME)
Michael Stoellinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming. His research is focused in the areas of modeling and simulation of turbulent and reactive flows. Methods include probability density function (PDF) models for Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) approaches and their coupling with radiative heat transfer. Applications include premixed gaseous combustion, clean combustion concepts such as flameless combustion and oxy-fuel combustion of alternative fuels, coal combustion and gasification, and soot formation in ultra rich combustion. Hybrid LES/RANS methods which allow to extend LES to high Re-number wall bounded flows are also of interest and applied to predict performance of wind turbine blades. The models and methods are implemented in in-house codes or in a open source CFD code (OpenFOAM).

Jay Sitaraman (Associate Prof, ME)
Jay Sitarman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming.  His research is focused on development and application of parallel and scalable overset grid based CFD methods to interesting physical problems with moving bodies and aeroelasticity. In the context of CFD methods, various concepts are explored such as, methods for grid generation/deformation, algorithms for overset domain connectivity, dynamic solution based mesh adaptation and higher order schemes. The major application areas of methodologies are in the study of rotorcraft aeromechanics, wind turbine aeromechanics and flexible flapping wings.

Xiahong Liu (Professor, AtmScience)
Xiaohong Liu is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Wyoming. His research interests lie in the following areas of Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions, Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effects on Climate, Global and Regional Modeling of Aerosol Life Cycle in the Atmosphere and Impacts on Climate. He is also involved in the  Development and Evaluation of Cloud and Aerosol Schemes for Climate Models, and Modeling and Parameterization of Ice Nucleation and Its Effects on Clouds, Precipitation and Climate.

Liqiang (Eric) Wang (Associate Prof, CompSci)
Liqiang Wang is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. His research interest is the design and analysis of parallel computing systems. For design, he is currently working on data-intensive parallel computing for higher reliability, performance, and scalability on multicore CPU, GPU, supercomputer, as well as cloud computing platforms. For analysis, he is mainly working on the detection of concurrency errors and performance defects for large-scale HPC programs using program analysis.

Amy Banic (Assistant Prof, CompSci)
Amy Banic is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming.  Her research area is in 3-Dimensional (3D) User Interfaces, which focuses on Human-Centered Computing and Human-Computer Interaction for 3D environments such as Immersive Visualizations, Virtual Environments, and Virtual Humans, or embodied agents.

S. Muknahallipatna (Professor, ECE)
Suresh Muknahallipatna is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming. His research focuses on porting and optimizing algorithms to heterogeneous architectures inclugin GPU architectures and emerging many-core CPU architectures such as the Intel PHI architectures.  He also has interests in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks for Urban Battlefield Communications, Modeling and Analysis of Distributed Generation in Smart Grids, and Network Theory for Understanding Robustness.




Michel Brazell
Zhi Yang
Behzad Ahrabi
C. Wu




Andrew Kirby
Angela Benavides
Enrico Fabiano
Donya Ramezanian
Evan Anderson
Y. Han
D. Wilches
Hong Zhang
Zixia Liu
Emmett Padway
Anthony Edmonds
Pang Yan
H. Brown
Ye Feng
Vinay Bhardwaj
Andrew Hess
Pranay Reddy Kommera



Vivaswat Shastry
Bradley Riotto
Robert Ressler 
Computer science summer student (TBD)