Research Expertise

Prof. Groth heads the CFD and Propulsion group at UTIAS. He is a theoretical and computational fluid dynamicist with expertise in parallel, adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), finite-volume schemes for compressible non-reacting and reactive flows. He also has expertise in the computation of non-equilibrium, rarefied, and magnetized flows, and the development of generalized transport models and solution methods following from kinetic theory. He is a leading researcher in high-performance computing, the simulation of laminar flames with detailed chemistry, and the development of reliable and robust numerical techniques for performing large-eddy simulations (LES) of turbulent reactive flows. He is also currently pioneering the development and application of high-order and AMR methods for high-speed compressible flows of gases and plasmas as well as reactive flows, the formulation of accurate and robust moment closure techniques for describing micro-physical processes in non-equilibrium, rarefied gases flows, as well as the multi-phase flows associated with liquid fuel atomization and soot formation gas-turbine engines. He has extensive experience in the simulation of gas-turbine combustor flows under high-pressure conditions through collaborative research efforts with various industrial partners, including Pratt & Whitney Canada, a leading manufacturer of gas turbine engines for aviation applications.

Research Highlights

Prof. Groth gave the keynote lecture at the CFD Israel Multidisciplinary Parallel Advanced Computational Turbulence (IMPACT) Conference held at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), in Haifa, Israel on June 28, 2016. Please see the link found here for further details.

Prof. Groth was co-chair of the Workshop on Moment Methods in Kinetic Theory II held at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Ontario, from October 14-17, 2014. Please see the link found here for further details.

Prof. Groth was one of 125 recipients of a prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) in the 2014 NSERC competition. More information on the NSERC DAS program can be found here.

Research Group

Current Research Team, 2018


Research Program

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Accurate, Robust, and Scalable Computational Methods for Large-Scale Simulations of Multi-Scale Physically-Complex Flows

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Improved Numerical Combustion Models for Understanding and Predicting Soot and Other Pollutant Formation and Emissions in Aviation Gas Turbine Engines

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Improved Modelling for Dense and Disperse Regions of Liquid Sprays

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Development of LES Capabilities in Modeling Hydrogen Combustion in Slow and Fast Regimes for Application in Hydrogen Safety

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Adaptive High-Order Magnetosphere Simulation of Space Weather

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Numerical Modelling of Non-Equilibrium Gases and Plasmas

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