Participant Testimonials

Sep 01 - Sep 03, 2017

Modelling and simulation is a critical tool used to analyze important and varied phenomena such as fluid flow and transport, chemical processing, air pollution, water contamination, nano material design, information, computational chemistry, and phase interfaces. In September 2011, I organized a workshop on Modelling and Simulation was held at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in Banff, Alberta. The major focus was the presentation of theoretical modelling and simulation work by researchers and software developers from around the world. It also highlighted activities in the high performance computing area. After six years, the rapid development of computer power and sophisticated computational techniques has resulted in the application of high performance computing to modelling and simulation with unprecedented accuracy. Their scope has also impacted a wide range of important science and engineering challenges. These challenges are comprehensive emerging issues requiring a thorough understanding of the underlining principles of physics, chemistry, mathematical modelling, numerical solution techniques and computing infrastructure. That is why I organized it in 2017 again. This workshop was really interdisciplinary. I have learnt a lot from the various topics presented, and it will lead to more collaborations for me.

Zhangxing John Chen Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary