About CEPL


Research Mission

  • To design future engineering interfaces, systems, and infrastructures of energy, water, and particles by using statistical physics and high-performance computing.
  • Specific Theme: Renewable Desalination (Re-salination) under socio-economical, cultural, and technological consilience, leading UH Desalination Research Group with Prof. Qu in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Themes

 Simple DHD: Settling of polydispersed spheres
Constrained DHD: Dimer, Tetrahedron, and Chain
Collision:  granular shot

  1. Computational fluid-particle dynamics (CFPD) in the Lagrangian picture
    1. Particle dynamics: Dissipative Hydrodynamics (DHD)
    2. Fluid dynamics: OpenFOAM (vs. smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH))
    3. CFD-DHD Coupling through the Lagrangian approach
  2. Coupled and complex transport phenomena
    1. Theoretical coupling of irreversible thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
    2. Granular particle dynamics in natural and engineered systems
    3. Thermally and osmotically renewable desalination using membranes
  3. Applied Mathematics and High-Performance Computing
    1. Analytic solutions of general governing equations
    2. Parallel computing for multi-physics phenomena (using MPI and OpenMP)
    3. Parallel applications in linear algebra, Monte Carlo, and scientific visualizations

Website and Repository

Prof. Albert S. Kim’s profile