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Cristian E. Lacey

Staff Page • R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering. Biography Cristian joined Sandia in 2023 as a senior member of technical staff in the Plasma & Reacting Flows department. His research focuses on developing models and algorithms to mitigate the computational cost of high-fidelity, multi-physics simulations (in particular, turbulent reacting flows), often adopting a physics-based...

Habib N. Najm

Staff Page • Senior Scientist, Combustion Research Facility. Biography Habib Najm is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratory. He leads a research program in computational chemical sciences and uncertainty quantification, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1993, and has worked in numerous computational science research...

Jackie Chen

Staff Page • Senior Scientist, Chemistry, Combustion and Materials Science Center. Biography Jacqueline H. Chen has contributed broadly to research in direct numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion focusing on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions relevant to engines. She is also developing a mesoscopic and continuum simulation framework to understand how nonequilibrium chemical processes affect...

Judit Zádor

Staff Page • Theoretical Chemical Kinetics . Biography Judit joined Sandia in 2007 and is currently a Distinguished Member of Staff. Her research lies in the broad field of theoretical reaction kinetics, and addresses problems in combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and heterogeneous catalysis. She works on automated kinetics calculations and leads the development of...

Khachik Sargsyan

Staff Page • Principal Member of the Technical Staff . Biography Dr. Khachik Sargsyan is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Before working in staff and postdoctoral positions at Sandia, he received his Ph.D. in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann...

Laura Marie McCaslin

Staff Page • Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility. Biography Laura M. McCaslin, Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the CRF at Sandia, specializes in calculating infrared and photoelectron spectra from molecular dynamics simulations to complement experimental data. One of McCaslin’s main research interests lies in calculating the motion...