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WHEELER-LED UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GROUP BECOMES NEW CRPC SITE
The CRPC recently named a group of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin as the seventh official CRPC site. University of Texas joins Argonne National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Rice University, Syracuse University, and the University of Tennessee as one of the CRPC's main research sites.
University of Texas' involvement will be greatly strengthened by the leadership of the CRPC's Mary Wheeler, who will hold a faculty chair in the university's Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics Department, and the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department. "The Computational and Applied Math Program is novel," Wheeler says. "It involves multidisciplinary interactions between engineering, math, physics, and computer science."
Several associates from Rice University will accompany Wheeler to the University of Texas, including Clint Dawson (Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics),Todd Arbogast (Mathematics), Steve Bryant, Phil Keenan, Chong Wang, Carlos Celantano, Srinivas Chippada, and Sue Minkoff. Several graduate students, including Joe Eaton, Monica Martinez, Carol San Soucie, and Ivan Yotov, will also move from Rice to the University of Texas.
Wheeler earned her B.S. in Social Sciences and her B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics at the University of Texas. She then went on to become the second woman to earn a Ph.D. at Rice in Computational Science or Applied Mathematics. A member of the Rice University faculty for the past 24 years, she is renowned for her work in the areas of applied mathematics, flow in porous media, and parallel computation.
CRPC's Mary Wheeler (seated, right to left) and Linda Torczon recently appeared on "High Occupancy Video" (HOV), a local Houston PBS program hosted by Laura Branch (standing, left) and Doris Childress. Wheeler is leader of the CRPC research group at the Universtiy of Texas site.
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