Center for Subsurface Modeling

At the Center for Subsurface Modeling, we strive to meet today’s numerical modeling challenges by bringing together mathematicians, engineers, geoscientists, and computational scientists in a cooperative environment. We believe that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to obtain accurate, reliable, and efficient solutions to real-world problems.

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.

Dr. Wheeler and collaborators receive $1.5 million NSF Grant

January, 2016 – Center for Subsurface Modeling director Dr. Mary Wheeler, with her collaborators, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the grant is to develop computational techniques that more effectively use big … Continue reading

Dr. Wheeler Nominated for Texan of the Year

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

Wheeler receives SPE’s highest honor

  ICES Professor Mary Wheeler has been named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Honorary Member, the organization’s highest honor. Wheeler, professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering, and professor or aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, garners the prestigious title which … Continue reading