Rainald Löhner

Distinguished Professor Director for Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics


103C Planetary Hall

Phone Number

(703) 993-4075


Rainald Löhner is the head of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Center in the College of Science of George Mason University. He received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, as well as a PhD and DSc in Civil Engineering from the University College of Swansea, Wales. His areas of interest include numerical methods, solvers, grid generation, parallel computing, visualization, pre-processing, fluid-structure interaction as well as shape and process optimization. His codes and methods have been applied in many fields, including aerodynamics of airplanes, cars and trains, hydrodynamics of ships, submarines and UAVs, shock-structure interaction, dispersion analysis in urban areas and haemodynamics of vascular diseases. He is the author of more than 750 articles covering the fields enumerated above, as well as a textbook on Applied CFD Techniques.