James Sutherland portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Associate Chair, Chemical Engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Unviersity of Utah. Project: A Study of the Chemistry of NO Formation and Reduction Using Methane, Carbon Monoxide, and Hydrogen as Reburning Fuels
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Utah. Project: Evaluation of Large-Eddy Simulation Mixing and Reaction Models Nonpremixed Combustion using Direct Numerical Simulation

Research Summary

My research interests are at the confluence of numerical analysis, engineering, and computer science, with emphasis on large-scale simulation of turbulent reacting flows and in developing algorithms and software to deploy these simulations on massively parallel computers. This includes development of domain-specific languages for solution of large systems of partial differential equations and constructing reduced-order modeling for complex reacting flows where lower-dimensional manifolds exist.