Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
M.A.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2003
B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 2001
Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2018-Present
Russell J. Penrose Faculty Fellow, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2015-2018
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2014-2018
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2008-2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium, 2011
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan, 2007
Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2003-2007
Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada, 2001-2003
Bombardier Aerospace, Toronto, Canada, 1998-1999
Professor Schwartzentruber utilizes particle simulation methods to model non-equilibrium and chemically reacting gas flows. Non-equilibrium flow occurs when the mean-free-path between molecular collisions in a gas is no longer negligible compared to length-scales of interest. Applications include high-altitude hypersonic aerothermodynamics, rocket-plume flows, gas-surface interactions, and at the other end of the scale, micro-electromechanical devices. Professor Schwartzentruber's research focuses on continued algorithm development of the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) particle method. Research also focuses on molecular dynamics (MD) simulation in order to further develop gas-phase and gas-surface models used in DSMC. Finally, special focus is given to the development of multi-scale methods that combine both particle and continuum approaches to accurately and efficiently simulate non-equilibrium flows.
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2006: Distinguished Achievement in Aerospace Engineering (Michigan)
2001: Elvie L. Smith Award (CASI, Pratt & Whitney)
2001: Best Student Paper Award (CASI)
Iain D. Boyd and Thomas E. Schwartzentruber, Nonequilibrium Gas Dynamics and Molecular Simulation, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Jochen Marschall, Matthew MacLean, Paul E. Norman, and Thomas E. Schwartzentruber, Surface Chemistry in Non-Equilibrium Flows, In Hypersonic Nonequilibrium Flows: Fundamentals and Recent Advances, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2015.
Macdonald, R.L., Grover, M.S., Schwartzentruber, T.E., & Panesi, M. , 2018, Construction of a coarse-grain quasi-classical trajectory method. II. Comparison against the direct molecular simulation method , The Journal of Chemical Physics , (Journal Article)
Stern, E.C., Poovathingal, S., Nompelis, I., Schwartzentruber, T.E., & Candler, G.V., 2018, Nonequilibrium flow through porous thermal protection materials, Part I: Numerical Methods, Journal of Computational Physics, (Journal Article)
Singh, N. & Schwartzentruber, T.E., 2018, Non-Equilibrium Internal Energy Distributions During Dissociation , National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 115, No. 1, pp. 47-52, (Journal Article)
Singh, N. & Schwartzentruber, T. E., 2017, Aerothermodynamic correlations for high-speed flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 821, p. 421-439, (Journal Article)
Schwartzentruber, T.E., Grover, M., and Valentini, P., 2017, Direct Molecular Simulation of Nonequilibrium Dilute Gases, AIAA Journal, (Journal Article)