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Yilmaz and Pearce Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant

UT-ECE professors Ali Yilmaz and John Pearce and their colleagues Professors Leszek Demkowicz and Robert van de Geijn at ICES and Dr. Victor Eijkhout at TACC have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “High-fidelity simulation of bioelectromagnetic (BIOEM) effects on the human body with petascale computers”.

The interdisciplinary team of researchers will attempt to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in BIOEM simulation by developing reliable, high-accuracy, and high-resolution finite- and boundary-element simulators that can effectively utilize petascale computational resources. The project aims to accurately model wave interactions with the human body at resolutions never before attempted, to quantify the heating effect of wireless devices on the human body and the electromagnetic effect of the human body on device performance, and to demonstrate that results from these simulations can be used to design safer and more efficient devices.