Congratulations to our 2012 Awardees
For 2012, 29 awards were made, totaling 697 million processor hours; i.e., an average award of 24 million processor hours. The research is related to the following areas:
Basic Research: Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics (hyper-nuclei)
Bioenergy: Protein folding.
Carbon Sequestration: Compression Improvement and Cellulose use.
Climate Modeling: Clouds and Ice Sheets.
Computer Science: Exascale software
Energy Efficiency: Combustion, Computers, High Temperature Superconductors, Jet Airframes, Jet Engines, Jet Noise, and Solid State Lighting.
Energy Production: Biofuel, Clean Coal, Enhanced Oil Recovery, Fission (5 awards), Fusion (3 awards), Hydrogen Production, and Solar.
NanoParticles: Assembly and a Nitrogen Catalysis
The following Principal Investigators received awards:
- Pratul Agarwal from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received 5 million processors hours for Designing Bio inspired Catalysts for Energy Harvesting & Renewable Energy.
- Behtash Behin-Aein from Global Foundries received 8 million processors hours for Petascale Atomistic Simulations of Ultra Scaled Transistors.
- Aurel Bulgac from the University of Washington received 12 million processors hours for Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) Approach to Nuclear Reactions.
- Choong-Seock Chang from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory received 20 million processors hours for Generation of Intrinsic Toroidal Rotation in Tokamak Plasma to enable Stable Fusion Energy Production.
- William Collins from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) received 13 million processors hours for Projections of Ice Sheet Evolution Using Advanced Ice and Ocean Models.
- Ken Dill from the University of New Mexico received 2 million processors hours for Protein Folding and Computational Models.
- Anne Dord from General Electric received 34 million processors hours for Impact of the Inlet Boundary Condition on High-Pressure Turbine Temperature Predictions.
- Jeffrey Greeley from the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) received 20 million processors hours for Liquid-solid interfaces in electrocatalysis from first principles.
- Gary Grest from the Sandia National Laboratory received 30 million processors hours for Controlling Nanoparticle Assembly to Engineer New Materials.
- Allan Grosvenor from Ramgen Power Systems received 40 million processors hours for Supercomputer Enabled Accelerated Development of Revolutionary Supersonic Shock Wave Based Turbomachines: Achieving DOE Goals for Compressing Carbon Dioxide and Achieving High Energy Efficiency via High Resolution CFD.
- Katrin Heitmann from ANL received 10 million processors hours for Exploring the Nature of the Lightest Massive Particles in the Universe.
- Christopher Holland from the University of California, San Diego received 30 million processors hours for Gyrokinetic Simulations of Multiscale Electro Turbulence for Improved Predictive Modeling of Tokamak Plasmas.
- Terry Jones from ORNL received 6 million processors hours for HPC Colony: Adaptive System Software for Improved Resiliency and Performance.
- Abdelkader Kara from the University of Central Florida received 6 million processors hours for Computational high throughput screening of organic materials for solar energy and lighting.
- Douglas Kothe from ORNL received 15 million processors hours for Transforming Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Energy Applications.
- Karol Kowalski from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory received:5 million processors hours for High level studies of excited states in light harvesting systems and complex emergent phenomena.
- Xiaoyi Li from United Technologies received 20 million processors hours for Massively Parallel High Fidelity Simulation of Spray Atomization.
- Zhihong Lin from the University of California, Irvine received 20 million processors hours for Gyrokinetic Simulation of Energetic Particle Turbulence and Transport.
- Thomas Maier from ORNL received 50 million processors hours for Predictive simulations of cuprate high-temperature superconductors.
- Elia Merzari from ANL received 30 million processors hours for Petascale Thermal Hydraulic Simulations in support of CESAR.
- Thomas Miller from the California Institute of Technology received 22 million processors hours for Coupled electronic and nuclear dynamics in solar photocatalytic water splitting.
- Parviz Moin from Stanford University received 80 million processors hours for Prediction of Multiscale, Multiphysics Turbulent Flow Phenomena Using Unstructured Large Eddy Simulation.
- Aleksandr Obabko from ANL received 30 million processor hours for U.S.-Russia Collaboration on Verification and Validation in Thermal Hydraulics: Nek5000 and Conv3D Simulation of “SIBERIA” Experiment.
- Konstantinos Orginos from the College of William and Mary 70 million processors hours for Ab Initio Hyper-Nuclear Physics.
- Subramanian Sankaranarayanan from ANL received 50 million processors hours for Dynamics of conformational transition in thermo-sensitive polymers and hydrogels.
- Micheal Smith from ANL received 30 million processor hours for Validation work for heterogeneous nuclear reactor calculations.
- Christiana Stan from George Mason University received 11 million processors hours for Reducing Uncertainty of Climate Simulations Using the Super-Parameterization.
- Jeremy Thornock from the University of Utah received 20 million processors hours for VUQ Assessment of a Large Eddy Simulation Tool for Clean-Coal Technology.
- Gregory Voth from ANL received 8 million processors hours for Multiscale Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in Carboxysomes.