Research Groups


Broadly speaking, the goals of this lab are (1) to investigate and develop computational tools and methods that help one understand how systems change in time, and (2) to use these tools and methods to gain insights into the dynamics of processes. Most of our effort is dedicated to understanding through simulation the time evolution of mechanical systems, a topic sometimes called multibody dynamics simulation. The primary focus of the lab is the simulation of classical multibody dynamics at macro and meso-scales.


The Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics group at University of Wisconsin-Madison is led by Professor Mario F. Trujillo and is associated with the Engine Research Center, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics Departments. We are interested in a variety of multiphase flow problems ranging from micron-size particles transported in analytical flow fields to various industrial liquid spray applications. A driving motivation in our work is our desire to understand how multiphase physical phenomena manifest itself and in determining the dominant mechanisms that govern it.


The Graphics group is led by Prof. Mike Gleicher .


Broadly, the research activities in this laboratory focus on spatial and physical modeling in support of industrial automation so that physical artifacts can be represented, analyzed, designed, and manufactured based on computer representations and algorithms.


ERSL's primary focus is in the design and analysis of multi-scale and multi-disciplinary engineering systems. Our research contributions fall into one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Geometric Modeling
  • CAD/CAE
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Dimensional Reduction
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • GPU Computing