Hossein Gorji

Ambizione Fellow



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I moved to Zurich in 2008, after concluding my bachelor studies in Aerospace Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.  In 2010, I received my master degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, following an exchange visit at Caltech. Afterwards, I conducted my doctoral research at Institute of Fluid Dynamics (IFD) under supervision of Prof. P. Jenny, where I earned my Doctor of Science at 2014, honored with ETH Medal. Following one year postdoc at IFD, I joined Prof. M. Torrilhon’s research group at RWTH Aachen as a lecturer and postdoc research associate in December 2015. In August 2017, I received the Ambizione SNF award for my research on stochastic modeling of non-equilibrium flows.  Since then I am an Ambizione fellow in the group of Prof. J. Hesthaven.

Research interests

I am interested in flow phenomena far from the equilibrium, where eventually the continuum assumption breaks down. I pursue a statistical approach in order to understand and model these phenomena. In particular, my main research focus is to devise unified particle Monte-Carlo schemes based on the Fokker-Planck description of mesoscale fluid flows; aiming at accurate yet efficient simulations of liquids, gases and plasmas beyond the conventional hydrodynamics. 

Selected publications

Gorji, M.H. , Torrilhon, M. & Jenny, P. (2011) Fokker-Planck model for   computational studies of monatomic rarefied gas flows J. Fluid Mech. , 680, 574-601.

Gorji, M.H. & Jenny, P. (2015) Fokker-Planck-DSMC Algorithm for Simulations of Rarefied Gas Flows J. Comput. Phys. , 287, 110-129.

Gorji, M.H. , Andric, N. & Jenny, P. (2015) Variance reduction for Fokker-Planck

based particle Monte Carlo schemes J. Comput. Phys. , 295, 644-664.

Gorji, M.H. & Torrilhon, M. (2016) A Fokker-Planck Model of Hard Sphere Gases Based on H-Theorem AIP Conference Proceedings. . Vol. 1786. No. 1.

Pfeiffer, M. & Gorji, M.H.  (2017) Adaptive Particle-Cell Algorithm for Fokker-Planck Based Rarefied Gas Flow Simulations. Comput. Phys. Comm., 213, 1-8.