Derek Groen, CCS, Chemistry Department, University College London

Welcome to the webpage about me, Derek Groen. I am an interdisciplinary computational researcher working in the Centre for Computational Science at UCL. I'm currently a Fellow of 2020 Science (www.2020science.net) and I recently worked on the European CRESTA project (www.cresta-project.eu) and the MAPPER project (www.mapper-project.eu). In addition, I am a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute www.software.ac.uk.

My main research interests include (in arbitrary order):

Contact information:

Centre for Computational Science
University College London
20 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AJ London
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 5300
Email: d.groen "at" ucl.ac.uk

Recent appearances in the media

There are several news items about our multiscale modelling approach for clay-polymer nanocomposites. For example at the BBC website, the Daily Telegraph and in Materials World.

Interview by the Independent on cerebrovascular bloodflow with HemeLB: Computer simulation could become integral in the diagnosis, treatment, or preventation of disease by the end of the century.

Interview by International Science Grid This Week (isgtw.org) on just about anything I've been involved with recently: Blood flow in the brain, multi-scale modeling, and more. life as an early-career HPC researcher.

Article on MUSCLE in HPCWire: Adding MUSCLE to Multiscale Simulations.

Selected papers on topics I am currently working on:

Chemically Specific Multiscale Modeling of Clay-Polymer Nanocomposites Reveals Intercalation Dynamics, Tactoid Self-Assembly and Emergent Materials Properties:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201403361/full
Advanced Materials, Volume 27, Issue 6, pages 966--984, February 11, 2015.

MAPPER: Flexible composition and execution of high performance, high fidelity multiscale biomedical simulations:
http: //rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/2/20120087.short
Interface Focus volume 3, issue 2, 2013.

MAPPER: A Survey of multiscale and multiphysics applications and communities:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.6444
accepted by CiSE.

MPWide: A light-weight library for message passing over wide area networks:
http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.ah

Analysing and modelling the performance of the HemeLB lattice-Boltzmann simulation environment
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877750313000240

Selected papers on topics I have worked on during my PhD:

SUSHI: A cosmological TreePM N-body code that runs distributed across multiple supercomputers:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1749-4699/4/1/015001
More recent conference paper on an improved version: http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.5559

The CosmoGrid Project: Simulating the universe on an intercontinental grid:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2009.419

The Living Application: a method to perform distributed multi-solver simulations dynamically and autonomously.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1094342009347891

Global GRAPE Grid (G3) Project: Running N-body simulations of star clusters across a network of dedicated hardware sites:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.newast.2007.11.004

Posters and slidesets

General information about my academic work

If you are interested about all my other publications, then I would recommend to take a look at my Google Scholar page.

Related software

This section provides a listing of public pages and repositories of software I have contributed to.

1. MPWide.
2. FabSim.
3. HemeLB.
4. MUSCLE.
5. SUSHI.

Other

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