Niels Grønbech Jensen

Professor of Applied Science

Research Focus:

Computational Materials and Soft Condensed Matter Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Numerical Analysis and Methods

Contact Information:

Office: 3049 Engineering III (Davis Site)

Biography:

M.Sc. Applied Mathematical Physics, The Technical University of Denmark (1989); Ph.D. Physics, The Technical University of Denmark (1991); Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University (1991-1992); Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1992-1994); Technical Staff Member, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1994-1999); Professor of Applied Science, University of California, Davis (1999-present); Faculty Scientist, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1999-present).

Teaching and Instructions:

Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers, EAD115 (Fall)
Numerical Solution of Physical Problems, EAD116 (Spring)
Computational Molecular Modeling, EAD229 (Winter)
Topics in Applied Science, Materials Science, EAD289E (Winter)

Research Interests:

Our current research interests are primarily in the area of atomic scale materials modeling and particle representation of matter such as vortex systems, soft matter, and granular materials. I also have an ongoing interest in the dynamics and phase locking of nonlinear oscillators and soliton systems. These interests revolve around the basic science of physical and dynamical systems as well as how the model equations are treated computationally. Parallel and high performance computing combined with efficient and appropriate algorithms for specific model equations of physical systems are at the core of our work.