Curriculum Vitae

Dongwook_CV (Last updated: May, 2018)

Research Interests

My research interests emphasize developing numerical methods for nonlinear fluid dynamics in order to simulate multi-physical phenomena using time-dependent, high-order accurate mathematical algorithms, especially on large-scale parallel computing architectures. A very important area of my research interests is the pursuit of methods to improve numerical solutions for stability, accuracy, and efficiency.

Prior to joining UCSC, I was an applied and computational mathematician at the Flash Center for Computational Science of the University of Chicago from 2006 to 2014. As a research scientist at the Flash Center and one of the principal architects of the FLASH code, my primary scientific contribution to FLASH was to develop the state-of-the-art directionally unsplit solvers of hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics that are capable of simulating multi-physics phenomena in astrophysics as well as high-energy-density physics.