Computational Modelling Group

David Lusher

Postgraduate Research Student
Engineering Sciences (FEE)
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MPhys Physics with Mathematics - University of Southampton (2015)

I am a first year postgraduate research student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling (NGCM). My area of interest is the application of nested direct numerical simulations (DNS) to high Reynolds number aerofoil flows.

My PhD research is funded by the EPSRC, under the supervision of Prof Neil Sandham of the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics group.

Research Interests

Life sciences simulation: Bioinformatics, Biomedical, Biomolecular Organisation, Epigenetics, Evolution, Medical Imaging, NextGen Sequencing, Structural biology, Swarm Behaviour, Systems biology

Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Advanced Materials, Astrophysics, Biomechanics, CFD, Combustion, Complex fluids, Data Acquisition, Diffusion, Electromagnetism, Fiber Optic Communications, Flight simulation, Fluid Dynamics, fluid structure interaction, Magnetohydrodynamics, Magnonics, Materials, Micromagnetics, Particle Collisions, Photonics, QCD, Semiconductors, Spintronics, Tribology, Turbulence, Wave propagation

Socio-technological System simulation: Value-driven design

Algorithms and computational methods: Agents, Boundary elements, Cellular automata, Density functional Theory, Evolutionary Algorithms, FFT, Finite differences, Finite elements, Finite volume, Machine learning, Minimum Energy Paths, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Multi-core, Multi-physics, Multi-scale, Multigrid solvers, Multipole methods, Optimisation, Quantum Chemistry, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, statistical analysis, Support Vector Machine, Symbolic calculation

Visualisation and data handling methods: colour perception, Data Aggregation, Data Management

Simulation software: Abaqus, AMBER, Ansys, CASTEP, COMSOL, Finmag, Fluent, Gromacs, Nmag, Onetep, OpenFOAM, StarCD

Visualisation and data handling software: Blender, HDF5, Mayavi, MySQL, ParaView, Povray, Pylab, PyTables, VisIt, Visual Python, VMD, VTK, Xmgrace

Software Engineering Tools: Eclipse, Emacs, gdb, Git, Jenkins, Mercurial, Redmine, Sublime Text, SVN, valgrind, Vim

Programming languages and libraries: Boost, C, C++, CUDA, Fortran, IPython/Jupyter Notebook, Java, Julia, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, MPI, OpenACC, OpenCL, OpenMP, Pandas, PETSc, Python, R, Tcl, Verilog, VHDL

Computational platforms: ARCHER, Cloud computing, Docker, FPGA, GPU, Iridis, Linux, Mac OS X, Vagrant, VirtualBox, Xeon Phi

Transdisciplinary tags: Complex Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, e-Research, Education, HPC, NGCM, Scientific Computing, Software Engineering, Visualisation

Working with...

Nicola De Tullio
Postgraduate Research Student, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Neil Sandham
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)