Chuang Ren Receives an Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Award

Chuang Ren, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, has been selected as one of 45 recipients from academia and industry of a 2007 Department of Energy Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award. Specifically, he and his team will receive a breathtaking 2,000,000 processor hours on the NERSC High Performance Computer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the period January 9, 2006 through January 8, 2007. Prof. Ren is a computational and theoretical plasma physicist and the project for which he will use the computer time is entitled Three-Dimensional Particle-in-Cell Simulations for Fast Ignition. This supports his research effort in Inertial Confinement Fusion research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the INCITE awards on January 8, 2007 at the Council on Competitiveness Office, in Washington DC. The press release and further information can be found here: and also at hpcwire.dom

This is the second time that Ren was recognized by the DOE. In 2006 he was awarded a DOE Faculty Development Award in Plasma Physics.

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