Dr. Yilmaz Awarded NSF Grant for Computational Electromagnetic Research

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 12:00pm

Dr. Yilmaz Awarded NSF Grant for Computational Electromagnetic Research

 

Professor Ali Yilmaz recently received a $150K grant from the National Science Foundation to develop fast multiscale algorithms for computational electromagnetics (CEM). CEM algorithms in particular and numerical algorithms in general grind to a halt when confronted with problems involving real-world systems due to the “tyranny of scales”. Physical phenomena occurring across large ranges of length and time scales are often critical for the operation of complex systems; unfortunately, few conventional algorithms are efficient and robust enough for computations involving more than a single scale of interest. Innovative CEM algorithms are needed to overcome the difficulties inherent in multiscale modeling and analysis.

Dr. Yilmaz’s team will develop multiscale extensions for state-of-the-art fast algorithms and incorporate them to CEM simulators. The simulators resulting from this research effort will enable the first-principles analysis of a variety of challenging electromagnetic propagation, scattering, and radiation problems, which ultimately will advance the understanding, design, and optimization of complex engineering systems.