Makhnenko, Alipour named NCSA Faculty Fellows

9/28/2022 10:27:37 AM

Roman Makhnenko
Roman Makhnenko

Assistant professor Roman Makhnenko and research assistant professor Mohamad Alipour have been named 2022-2023 Faculty Fellows by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).  The competitive fellowship program provides seed funding for Fellows and NCSA experts to collaborate on individual projects.

Makhnenko will collaborate with NCSA’s Volodymyr Kindratenko, Seid Koric and Shirui Luo on a project titled, “Physics-Informed Neural Network Modeling of Fluid Flow in Microporous Materials.”

About Makhnenko's project: Uncertainty quantification is important in geoenergy applications where the challenge is to make reliable predictions about the performance of complex physical systems based on sparse field and laboratory data. This project proposes the development of robust characterization methods at micro-scale to evaluate different effects on subsurface fluids flow can be combined with numerical models and artificial intelligence algorithms to predict the core and field scale properties.

Mohamad Alipour
Mohamad Alipour

Alipour will work with Robert Sisneros at NCSA on a project titled, “Mixed Reality Platform for Immersive Physics-based Structural Digital Twins.”

About Alipour's Project: The backlog of cyber-physical system technology development in the domain of civil infrastructure systems is evidenced by the grossly inadequate state of our national infrastructure. The vast majority of the engineering operations in this domain are still highly manual and even if computerized, they lack the necessary linkage between the physical structure and their computer simulations and sensing data. This project proposes to test the hypothesis that immersive mixed reality technology can be leveraged to create agile physics-based digital replicas of physical structures wherein sensing and simulation are tightly coupled, superimposed, and visualized with the physical asset.

For information about the other 2022-2023 Faculty Fellows and their projects, visit https://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/ncsa-welcomes-2022-23-fellows/