James Brian Carleton

Computational Multiphysics

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Computational Multiphysics


(505) 284-3538

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1321


I am a Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Computational Multiphysics Department. I work in both analyst and developer roles on the ALEGRA team.

My background is in computational solid mechanics, and my main areas of interest center around computational modeling of multiphysics and multiscale systems and include:

  • microstructural origins of macroscale behavior,
  • material model development,
  • micromechanics and multiscale modeling methods,
  • multiphysics methods for arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian simulations in areas of solid mechanics, shock physics, electromechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, and high-velocity impact dynamics,
  • numerical methods, scalable algorithms, and software implementations for multiphysics modeling on next-generation architectures.


  • 2015: Ph.D. in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics from University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2010: M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from University of Texas at Austin
  • 2005: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University
  • 2001: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University

I also worked as a structural analyst and designer in the Rotor Blades Engineering Department at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation from 2002 to 2008.


Christopher Siefert, Logan Meredith, James Carleton, (2017). Verification for Magnetic Materials in MHD https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470701 Publication ID: 58348

Nathan Roberts, James Carleton, Wen Dong, Sharon Petney, Allen Robinson, Christopher Siefert, (2017). Ferroelectric Modeling Development Using Trilinos https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1508728 Publication ID: 58083

James Carleton, Michael Parks, (2017). Summer Proceedings 2016: The Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories https://doi.org/10.2172/1343384 Publication ID: 54436

Roger Pawlowski, Roscoe Bartlett, Matthew Bettencourt, James Carleton, Sidafa Conde, Eric Cyr, Kyungjoo Kim, Alejandro Mota, Mauro Perego, John Shadid, Gregory Sjaardema, Alexander Toth, Andrew Bradley, William Spotz, Curtis Ober, Irina Tezaur, (2017). ECP Develop General CS Components for ATDM Applications https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507624 Publication ID: 53357

James Carleton, John Niederhaus, David Hensinger, (2016). Sierra/SM-ALEGRA Solution Import https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1420804 Publication ID: 47749

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