UT Austin / ICES / CSM

Benjamin Ganis, PhD


From July 2010 to November 2018, I was part of the Research Staff at the Center for Subsurface Modeling, part of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focused on parallel algorithms for multiphase flow through porous media coupled with geomechanics. Specifically, the numerical methods under development used variations of the multiscale mortar mixed finite element, enhanced velocity, and multipoint flux mixed finite element methods.

I successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis in Mathematics in April 2010 from the University of Pittsburgh, titled "Multiscale methods for stochastic collocation of mixed finite elements for flow in porous media". It proposes and analyzes new methods for increased tractability in uncertainty quantification.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Porous Media Flow
  • Geomechanics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Parallel Computation
  • Domain Decomposition
  • Multiscale Methods
  • Uncertainty Quantification

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