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The Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM) investigates high-performance parallel processing as a tool to model the behavior of fluids in permeable geologic formations such as petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, groundwater aquifers and aquitards, and in shallow bodies of water such as bays and estuaries. The Center is part of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). CSM comprises a close-knit team of faculty and research scientists with expertise in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer, physical, chemical and geological sciences. This interdisciplinary approach to simulation permits a more effective integration of advanced mathematical and numerical techniques with engineering applications.

CSM offers researchers the ability to collaborate on projects that address the growing use of computers to simulate physical events and the use of these simulations to study physical phenomena and to perform engineering analysis and design.


CSM Director Named SPE Honorary Member

Professor Mary Wheeler will garner the incredibly prestigious title of SPE Honorary Member at the ATCE meeting in Amsterdam. Honorary Membership is the highest honor that SPE presents and is limited to 0.1 percent of the SPE total membership. This elite group represents those individuals who have given outstanding service to SPE or have demonstrated distinguished scientific or engineering achievements in the fields within the technical scope of SPE.

Wheeler is no stranger to prestigious awards for her work in impacting energy production through enhanced oil and gas extraction, air quality with carbon sequestration in saline aquifers, and water quality with environmental remediation in groundwater – last year she was presented the John von Neumann Medal for a Career of Achievements and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Porous Media.

Congratulations to Dr. Wheeler!

The article from the ICES website.

The official announcement from Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

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2014 CSM Industrial Affiliates Meeting

The Center for Subsurface Modeling with host its 23nd Annual Industrial Affiliates Meeting on November 18th and 19th, 2014.

The 2014 Center for Subsurface Modeling Brochure is available to download here.

CSM 2014 Brochure


We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Wheeler has been nominated by Lee Cullum as the Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year! Check out the article here:

Lee Cullum: UT math-engineering whiz is my Texan of the Year