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Paul F. Fischer

Senior Computational Scientist


Paul Fischer  received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1989.After postdoctoral research at MIT and Caltech, he joined Brown University as an assistant professor in the Applied Mathematics department. In 1998, he was hired as a mathematician at Argonne and was promoted to senior scientist in 2008. He is a world leader in computational fluid dynamicis.

He is a AAAS Fellow.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods for PDEs
  • Multi-million element, billion-gridpoint spectral element simulations
  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Parallel algorithms
  • High-performance computing
  • Spectral and finite element methods
  • Iterative and direct matrix solvers
  • Thermal Striping
  • An interesting conduction problem
  • Spectral element simulations
  • More spectral element simulations
  • Schwarz error animator by Zuki Gottlieb
  • Turbulence in a Carotid Artery
  • Turbulence in a Random Array of Spheres
  • Turbulent Flow in a Rod Bundle
  • ME528 Course Material