Aram H. Markosyan

I am an applied physicist and mathematician.  I am currently working as a postdoctoral appointee at Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, California). I am also a visiting scholar at in the group of Prof. Mark J. Kushner at the University of Michigan.

My research interests lie at the confluence of applied mathematics, high performance computing, applied physics and computer science.  Two current efforts are modelling of plasmas formed during operation of a diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) and modelling capacitively-coupled RF plasma for the synthesis of silicon nano-crystals.

I am also interested in financial mathematics, data mining, predictive modelling, mathematical logic and parabolic free boundary problems.  

Specialties: Finite volume, finite difference, and finite element methods for partial differential equations, in particularly hyperbolic systems of conservation laws; computational fluid dynamics; computational plasma physics; adaptive mesh refinement; code and calculation verification.  Use of C, C++, FORTRAN, Python, R, QT, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA and Object-Oriented Design in scientific software development for High Performance Computing.

I am the developer of PumpKin, a tool for post-processing of results from zero-dimensional plasma kinetics solvers.  It is freely available for download at  

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