Our work in Modeling in the Physical Sciences may be divided loosely among four tasks, although some efforts cross task boundaries. The tasks listed below provide examples of current and recent work in each of the areas.

As is evident from reading the tasks, most of our work is done in collaboration with other NIST scientists and engineers. Many of these work closely with industrial scientists and engineers.

We also strive to advance computational science by developing new algorithms and numerical methods as needed for our specific applications. Most of our computer programs are research tools, but some are developed further and made available to other computational scientists.

- Applications in Materials Science and Physics
- Elasticity and Fracture of Composite Materials
- Morphogenesis in Liquid Crystal/Polymer Mixtures
- A Diffuse-Interface Description of Fluid Systems
- Role of Anisotropy in Diffuse Interface Models of Phase Transitions
- Modeling Crystal Growth with Stepped Interfaces
- Adaptive Mesh Phase-Field Computations of Dendritic Growth
- Using Boundary Fitted Grid Generation for Directional Solidification Modeling
- Kinetics of Epitaxial Crystal Growth
- Parallel Molecular Beam Epitaxy Simulation
- Modeling and Simulation of Weathering of Organic Coatings
- Dynamics of Wet Foams

- Applications in Manufacturing and Engineering
- Mechanics of Cutting and Chip Segmentation
- Computational Metrology of Manufactured Parts
- Linear Programming Techniques for Optimal Annuli
- Acoustic Emissions in Materials Testing
- Regenerator Model
- Modeling of Pulsed Lasers for Collision Avoidance
- Near-Field to Far-Field Transformation for Antenna Measurements Using Non-Ideal Measurement Locations
- Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions for the Time-Dependent Wave Equation
- Neural Network Classification and Dynamical Systems
- Center Manifold Analysis of Particle Dynamics in Fluid Flows
- Terrain Modeling for Virtual Battlefields
- Finite Element Modeling of NIST Advanced Technology Laboratory Vibration Isolation Slab and Access Floor System

- Image Deblurring
- Developments in Applied Mathematics

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