Nano-scale transistors fill warehouse-scale supercomputers, yet their performance still constrains development of the jets that defend us, the medical therapies our lives depend upon, and the renewable energy sources that will power our generation into the next. The Computational Physics Group at Georgia Tech CSE develops computational models and numerical methods to push these applications forward. We accompany our methods with algorithms crafted to make efficient use of the latest exascale machines and computer architectures, including AMD GPUs, Arm CPUs, FPGAs, and even quantum computers. We develop open-source software for these methods that scales to the world’s largest supercomputers. Check out the rest of this website to learn more.

PI: Spencer Bryngelson
Assistant Professor
College of Computing, CSE
Georgia Tech

Openings? Visit this page if you’re interested in joining our group.

Examples of our work

Bubble cavitation and droplet shedding are fundamental multiphase flow problems at the core of naval hydrodynamics, aerospace propulsion, and more. We developed a sub-grid method for simulating these phenomena. MFC, our open-source exascale-capable multi-phase flow solver, demonstrates such scale-resolving simulation of a shock-droplet interaction in the above video (via Ph.D. student Ben Wilfong).

The spectral boundary integral method leads to high-fidelity prediction and analysis of blood cells transitioning to chaos in a microfluidic device. This method of simulation provides resolution of strong cell membrane deformation with scant computational resources (above). We developed a stochastic model for the cell-scale flow, enabling microfluidic device design and improving treatment outcomes.


8 April, 2024 Congraulations to Suzan on winning the PURA Salary Award for research this summer, and Anshuman on our latest publication: Neural networks can be FLOP-efficient integrators of 1D oscillatory integrands.

4 March, 2024 We are at the 2024 APS March Meeting! We have talks on simulating fluid flow on quantum devices as well as exascale machines like Frontier.

23 February, 2024 Dr. Tianyi Chu joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome, Tianyi!

19 February, 2024 Spencer gains coutesy appointment in Georgia Tech’s Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

13 February, 2024 MFC has been accepted to the second round of the Oak Ridge Frontier Hackathon! MFC scales to 100% of the world’s largest computer, but extracting maximum performance still needs attention. We look forward to working on it!

9 February, 2024 Spencer gives an invited talk at the 2024 CRNCH Summit on CFD on an existing IBM quantum device. Great event!

1 February, 2024 Spencer gave a (virtual) talk for NSWC Carderock on solving flow problems with current quantum devices. Thanks for the invitation!

28 January, 2024 ONR funded a 3-year grant to our group, collaborative with Prof. Suresh Menon (AE) on solid fuel propellants and CFD. Looking forward to it!

26 January, 2024 ONR funded a MURI on solid fuel ramjets and high-enthalpy flows to Georgia Tech with co-PIs Suresh and Spencer, among others. PI Greg Young (VT). Looking forward to the collaboration!

23 January, 2024 Sriharsha’s work on quantum algorithms is now posted on arXiv. He develops algorithm improvements and exposed parallelization for fluid flow problems on quantum devices with reduced gate counts.

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