Margot Gerritsen is an Associate Professor in Energy Resources Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. Her work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems. Gerritsen’s research focuses on the design of highly accurate and efficient parallel computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods. She is particularly interested in gas injection and in-situ combustion processes. These recovery methods are extremely challenging to simulate because of the very strong nonlinearities in the governing equations. Outside petroleum engineering, Gerritsen is active in coastal ocean simulation with colleagues from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, yacht research and pterosaur flight mechanics with colleagues from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and the design of search algorithms in collaboration with the Library of Congress and colleagues from the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering. She teaches courses in both energy related topics (reservoir simulation, energy, and the environment) in her department, and mathematics for engineers through the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering.

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Margot Gerritsen