Rainald Löhner

Rainald Löhner

Distinguished Professor
Director for Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Primary Research: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Office: 103C Planetary Hall Phone: 703-993-4075
Personal Website: http://www.scs.gmu.edu/~rlohner/pages/people/lohner.html

Current Research Interests

All aspects of field solvers based on unstructured grids for compressible and incompressible flows, electromagnetic and acoustic wave propagation, heat and mass transfer and fluid-structure interaction: pre-processing (handling large dirty-CAD data sets, error-free setup of complex geometries, minimal input computing), solvers (high resolution schemes, optimal combination of schemes, preconditioners, adjoints), efficient use of supercomputing hardware (parallel computing, field solvers on graphic cards) , post-processing (optimal ways of seeing, data reduction, data mining), as well as optimal shape and process design. Strategic application areas include: blast-structure interaction, dispersion in urban areas, free-surface hydrodynamics, haemodynamics (bloodflow) and optimal shape and process design


Teaching Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics I,II
Seminar on Computational Fluid Dynamics
Foundations of Computational Sciences


Instructional Faculty

Vision Series Lecture at George Mason University

Rainald Lohner, professor of computational sciences at George Mason University examines computational sciences, which has now
become the third pillar of the empirical sciences.    Professor Lohner discusses the reasons for these developments and provides an outlook
for the future.

Computational sciences have greatly impacted how our society gathers and produces knowledge yet the new formof data acquisition
that is emerging is bringing aboutwider philosophical implications and changing the way we perceive the world.