Brian Helenbrook received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1997 and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1991. After his Ph. D., Dr. Helenbrook worked as a Research Associate on the Applied Strategic Computing Initiative at Stanford University until 2001 when he became a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. His research interests are mainly in the development and application of new numerical simulation techniques for fluid-flows. Most of his recent work in numerical methods has been on adaptive, arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE), hp-finite element methods, which enable efficient high-order of accuracy simulations of single and multi-phase flows. Recent application areas include wind-turbine aerodynamics, reduced-order modeling for flow control, silicon and aluminum manufacturing processes, and reduced-order electronics thermal modeling.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012