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Linda R. Petzold

Mechanical & Environmental Engineering
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Tel. 805-893-5362  
Fax. 805-893-5435
Harold Frank Hall 5107

Research Interests

Professor Petzold’s research group concentrates on computational science and engineering, and in particular simulation, sensitivity analysis, design optimization, optimal control and problem solving environments for systems described by differential-algebraic equations and partial differential equations. Current projects focus on several important engineering applications:

  • development of a computational infrastructure for microfluidic systems with applications to biotechnology
  • development and analysis of multiscale simulation methods for biochemical networks

The computational issues addressed range from development and analysis of numerical methods for problems at scales from stochastic to deterministic, to analysis of errors due to the use of reduced order models, to the design of software environments to make scientific computation more easily accessible. more easily accessible.