Welcome to the Mathematical, Applied and Computational Sciences (MACS) research group, led by professor Maxime Theillard at UC Merced.
Our group works on the development of numerical algorithms for complex continuum physical problems where often the evolution of moving interfaces strongly dictates the overall dynamics, emerging from a variety of scientific disciplines such as fluid and solid mechanics, material sciences, biology or physics.
Using hybrid finite difference/finite volume techniques and highly adaptive data structures we are able to produce high fidelity simulations at low computational cost. The real-life application we are interested in include.
- Single and multiphase flows
- Modeling of biological active fluids
- Solidification of binary alloys
- Electrostatic characterization of biomolecules
- Shape Optimization of elastic structures