World Congress on Computational Mechanics


Rainald Löhner

George Mason University

Department of Physics and Astronomy


Rainald Lohner is the head of the CFD center of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. He received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany, as well as a PhD and DSc in Civil Engineering from the University College of Swansea, Wales. His areas of interest include numerical methods, solvers,grid generation, parallel computing, visualization, pre-processing, fluid-structure interaction, shape and process optimization and computational crowd dynamics. His codes and methods have been applied in many fields, including aerodynamics or airplanes, cars and trains, hydrodynamics of ships, submarines and UAVs, shock-structure interaction, dispersion analysis in urban areas, haemodynamics of vascular diseases and pedestrian safety assessments. He is the author of more than 800 articles covering the fields enumerated above, as well as a textbook on Applied CFD Techniques.