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Iulian R. Grindeanu

Principal Specialist, Software Engineering


Iulian Grindeanu is part of the Fathom Project, led by Tim Tautges, which develops interfaces for accessing geometry, mesh, and field data associated with a mesh and implements tools and services for mesh generation algorithms and vertically integrated mesh applications. He is mostly involved in mesh services for the climate and nuclear engineering applications ACES4BGC and NEAMS projects. He is also a developer for the MOAB, CGM, Lasso, and MeshKit libraries.

Prior to joining Argonne, Grindeanu developed applications for multibody dynamic analysis, flexible bodies analysis, and mesh generation algorithms that were integrated in LMS Virtual Lab.

He obtained his bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering at the Military Technical Academy in Romania, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa. He has been a member of ASME and AIAA since 1996. Grindeanu has authored several journal and conference papers. In 1986, he was awarded a gold medal at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad and a silver medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Research Interests

  • Mesh services for scientific computing
  • Automated mesh generation
  • Quad/hexahedral mesh generation