Our group develops new models, algorithms, and HPC simulation tools and physics software for engineering and physics applications. Our current focus is on turbulent low-Mach reacting flows with applications in CO2 mineralization, coal combustion, and general reacting flows. We are also working on developing state of the art GPU-ready codes and core language libraries (DSL) to help application developers write platform-agnostic code.

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Positions Available

Openings are available for outstanding Ph.D. students interested in pursuing research in simulation science, low-Mach combustion, and physics software development. The start date will be in August 2017 for the fall semester. Please click here for additional information.

Interested candidates should email Professor Saad (tony.saad[at]chemeng.utah.edu) and include a resume, a short research statement, and why they think they are a good fit in our group.




  • The Maximum Entropy Method for Reconstructing Density Distributions – [pdfonline code execution]
    A summary of using the maximum entropy principle from information theory to reconstruct a PDF (or other distributions) given a finite number of moments. This is quite useful especially when using the method of moments in population balances or related stochastic transport processes. The document also includes some results from my code for reconstructing some bimodal and trimodal Gaussian distributions, beta, and log-normal distributions.
  • Quadrature Methods for Numerical Integration – [pdf]
  • Pressure Integration of the Navier-Stokes Equations (Invited Talk – CRSIM) [pdf]
  • Pressure Integration Rules and Restriction of the Navier-Stokes Equations (AIAA-2010-4288) [pdf]
  • Extension of Kelvin’s Minimum Energy Theorem to Flows with Open Regions (AIAA-2010-4287) [pdf]
  • My Dissertation: Theoretical Models for Wall Injected Duct Flows (University of Tennesse) [pdf]
  • Theoretical Models for Wall Injected Flows (Doctoral defense) [pdf – 5 Mb]
  • Energy Based Solutions of the Bidirectional Vortex (AIAA-2008-4832) [pdf – 1.47 Mb]
  • Energy Based Solutions for Slab Hybrid Rocket Motors (AIAA-2008-5021) [pdf – 1.3 Mb]
  • Analytical Models for Propulsion Devices (Invited talk, Notre Dame University) [pdf – 3.98 Mb]
  • Variational Solutions of the Taylor-Culick Flow (AIAA-2007-5797) [pdf – 3.6 Mb]
  • The Flow in a Porous Channel with Arbitrary Headwall Injection (AIAA 2007-4120) [pdf – 3.93Mb]
  • Implementation of a FV Solver using Cluster Based Parallel Computing (Master Thesis Defense) [pdf – 3.69 Mb]
  • A Parallel Algebraic Multigrid Solver (4th FEA Student Conf.) [pdf – 1.65 Mb]
  • Parallel Computing in CFD (AUB Seminar) [pdf – 1.66 Mb]
  • Introduction to Turbulent Flow [pdf – 308 Kb]
  • Introduction to Open Channel Flow [pdf – 301 Kb]
  • Tackling Turbulence using LES (Undergraduate finaly year project) [pdf – 1.16 Mb]
  • Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation [pdf – 370 Kb]


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  • letter without letter head [tex] [pdf]
  • letter with letter head [tex] [pdf]
  • my dissertation template [zip] [pdf] (used by the university of Tennessee)
  • my research statement template [pdf]
  • apalike-doi [bst] (apalike bibliography style with doi support)
  • aiaa-doi.bst [bst file] – A modified AIAA bibliography style with doi support. This modified file is based on the original style aiaa.bst foundhere written by Bil Kleb, Bill Wood, Erich Knausenberger. You must use the doi package for this style to work: \usepackage{doi}.
  • aiaa-tc.lyx [ LyX file – Last updated Nov 11, 2010] – A LyX template for AIAA conferences. This modified style is based on the original class template found here written by Bil Kleb and Bill Wood. Contributions to former version were made by Tony Saad, Josh Batterson, Brian Maicke, and Joe Majdalani from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.