Jackie Chen receives DOE INCITE award

By Michael Padilla

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Will receive 96 million core hours to simulate turbulent combustion processes

Earlier this year, the Combustion Research Facility’s Jackie Chen was a featured Science Day speaker during the 2015 Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl. In her remarks, Jackie helped top science students from across the country understand the complexities and importance of using powerful computers to simulate the thousands of processes underlying engine combustion. Now Jackie has received the DOE INCITE award to advance her research. (Photo by Dennis Brack, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science)

Jackie Chen, a distinguished member of technical staff at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, has received an Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award from DOE’s Office of Science.

Jackie has received 96 million core hours to simulate turbulent combustion processes as they relate to fuel-flexible stationary gas turbines and fuel-efficient clean internal combustion engines using biofuels to simulate fundamental turbulent combustion processes.

The 56 projects that received INCITE awards are aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge in critical areas ranging from sustainable energy technologies to next-generation materials.

The INCITE program promotes transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of time on state-of-the-art supercomputers. Researchers from academia, government research facilities, and industry received computing time through INCITE. The program was created as the primary means of accessing the DOE Leadership Computing Facilities at Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories.