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Margot Gerritsen

Margot  Gerritsen
Title:Associate Professor; Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Primary Affiliation:Department of Energy Resources Engineering
Other Affiliations:Earth Systems, E-IPER, Director, Computational and Mathematical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office Location:Green Earth Sci.  88, and Huang Engineering Center, M10
Research Group:Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Research Lab:Computational Approaches to Digital Stewardship
Alternative Website:http://margot.stanford.edu
Phone:(650) 725-3542
Fax:(650) 725-2099
E-mail:margot.gerritsen@stanford.edu

Research

My work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems. My research focuses on the design of highly accurate and efficient parallel computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods. I'm 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, I'm 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.

Teaching

I teach courses in both energy related topics (reservoir simulation, energy, and the environment) in my department, and mathematics for engineers through the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I also initiated two courses in professional development in our department (presentation skills and teaching assistant training), and a consulting course for graduate students in ICME, which offers expertise in computational methods to the Stanford community and selected industries.

Professional Activities

Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering; Stanford Fellow (2010-2012); Magne Espedal Professor II, Bergen University (2011-2014); Aldo Leopold Fellow (2009);  Chair, SIAM Activity group in Geosciences (2007, present, reelected in 2009); Faculty Research Fellow, Clayman Institute (2008); Elected to Council of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2007); organizing committee, 2008 Gordon Conference on Flow in Porous Media; producer, Smart Energy podcast channel; director, Stanford Yacht Research; co-director and founder, Stanford Center of Excellence for Computational Algorithms in Digital Stewardship; editor, Journal of Small Craft Technology; associate editor, Transport in Porous Media; reviewer for various journals and organizations including SPE, DoE, NSF, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, Transport in Porous Media, Computational Geosciences; member, SIAM, SPE, KIVI, AGU, and APS

Education

  • 1997 | PhD, Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics, PhD minor Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1990 | MSc (with honors), Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - 2013 | Visiting Professor, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France
  • 2010 - 2014 | Adjunct Professor, Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Bergen
  • 2008 – Present | Visiting Professor, Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2008 – Present | Visiting Professor, Department of Scientific Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2004 – Present | Professor by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2004 – Present | Steering committee, Institute for Computational Mathematics in Engineering, 
  • 2001 – Present | Associate Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2000 – Present | Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Stanford University
  • 1997 – 2001 | Lecturer, Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1991 | Lecturer, University of Colorado at Denver
  • 1990 | Research Associate, Delft University of Technology
  • 1987 | Research Assistent, Shell Laboratories, Rijswijk
  • 1985 – 1989 | Lecturer, summer school, Delft University of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Magne Espedal Professor II, awarded by the University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2011 School of Earth Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2010 - 2012 | Stanford Fellow
  • 2009 | Fellow, Leopold Leadership Program
  • 2008 – Present | Faculty Research Fellow, Clayman Institute
  • 2002 – 2004 | Frederick E. Terman Fellow, Stanford University
  • 1997 – 2001 | Top 20 teacher, School of Engineering, Auckland University
  • 1990 | International Rotary Award

University Service

  • 2013 – 2015 | Member, Stanford Faculty Senate 
  • 2012 - Present | Member VPUE Advisory Committee
  • 2012 - Present | Member University Course Evaluation Committee
  • 2012 - Present | Member Faculty Advisory Group for Research Computing
  • 2010 - Present | Directorship, Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering
  • 2010 – 2012 | Member, Stanford Faculty Senate and member Committee on Committees
  • 2010 | Faculty speaker, Stanford Leading Matters, Chicago
  • 2008 – Present | Continuing Studies course instructor (mathematics, energy)
  • 2008 – Present | Member search committee Energy Resources Engineering
  • 2006 – Present | Initiator and faculty advisor of Stanford's Computational Consulting (C2)
  • 2005 – 2007 | Member diversity committee Mechanical Engineering
  • 2005 – Present | Faculty speaker Stanford Alumni Association (Sierra camps, homecoming weekend)
  • 2004 – Present | Steering Committee, Institute for Computational Mathematics in Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2004 – 2005 | Member, Committee Center for Computational Geosciences
  • 2004 – 2007 | Elected Member, Advisory Board School of Earth Sciences
  • 2003 | Member search committee, Surface Processes, GES
  • 2002 – 2003 | Freshmen Academic Advisor (FARM)
  • 2002 – Present | Faculty advisor, Stanford SIAM Student Chapter
  • 2002 – 2003 | Diversity Committee, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2002 – Present | Freshmen and sophomore advisor
  • 2001 – Present | TA training, Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • 2001 – 2004 | Core faculty member, SCCM program, Stanford University
  • 2001 – Present | Presentation skills training, Petroleum Engineering
  • 1999 | Founder and patron, Engineering Postgraduate Society, University of Auckland
  • 1999 – 2001 | Chair Student Affairs Committee, School of Engineering, University of Auckland
  • 1999 | Chair Student Affairs Committee, School of Engineering, University of Auckland
  • 1998 – 2000 | School Policy Team, School of Engineering, University of Auckland
  • 1997 – 2001 | Equal Education Committee, School of Engineering, University of Auckland
  • 1997 – 2000 | Patron, Auckland University Engineering Society
  • 1995 – 1996 | Initiator SCCM Advice consulting service, Stanford University
  • 1995 | Teacher, Upward Bound Program, Stanford University

Professional Activities

  • 2013 | Invited speakers, Mathematics of Planet Earth, Canada
  • 2013 | Speaker, TedX Stanford
  • 2013 - current | LLNL Computational Directorate Review Committee member
  • 2013 - current | Advisory Board, Computational Mathematics, University College Dublin
  • 2014 | Co-chair, Annual Conference, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2011 - 2012 | Organizer, Bay Area Scientific Computing Day
  • 2012 | Invited plenary speaker, XVI Congress on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2012)
  • 2011 | Co-organizer and speaker, IMA Workshop on Societally Relevant Computing, Minneapolis, April 2011
  • 2010 | Shortcourse reservoir simulation, Delft University of Technology
  • 2010 | Invited speaker, Symposium Huli 'ia ka honua, Geothermal Development in Hawai'i
  • 2010 – Present | External Member, Integrated Assessments, Powell Center working group USGS
  • 2010 – Present | Re-elected Council member Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • 2010 | Chair, Woods and Precourt Large Scale Solar Technology & Policy Forum
  • 2009 | Shortcourse carbon sequestration, Delft University of Technology and Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2009 | Invited speaker, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Washington DC
  • 2009 | Invited speaker, Summer Science Series, Stanford University
  • 2009 | Invited speaker, Lockheed Martin/ATC Colloquium, Palo Alto
  • 2009 | Invited speaker, 3rd International Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources
  • 2009 | Invited plenary speaker, New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: Energy, Wind and Water
  • 2009 | Invited speaker, Environmental seminar, Berkeley
  • 2009 | Invited plenary address, UPMARC inauguration, Sweden
  • 2009 – Present | Re-elected Chair, SIAM Activity Group Geosciences
  • 2008 – Present | Member Special Series Committee, Journal of Petroleum Technology, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 2008 – Present | Founding member, InterPore: International Society for Porous Media
  • 2008 | Invited speaker, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Hong Kong
  • 2008 – Present | Elected Council member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • 2008 | Short course reservoir simulation, Delft University of Technology
  • 2008 – Present | Associate Editor, Journal of Sailboat Technology
  • 2008 – Present | Co-founder and director, Stanford Center of Excellence for Simulation of In-Situ Combustion processes
  • 2008 | The Distinguished SFU/UBC CSC-SCAIM Speaker of 2008, Vancouver, CA
  • 2007 | Invited plenary speaker, Marie Curie Workshop on Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2007 | Invited plenary speaker, SIAM Geosciences conferences, Santa Fe
  • 2007 – Present | Founder and co-director, Center of Excellence for Computational Approaches to Digital Stewardship (CADS)
  • 2007 – 2010 | Elected Council member Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • 2007 | Invited speaker: Flow and transport in industrial porous media, EU A4X, Utrecht, Netherlands, Nov. 2007
  • 2007 – Present | Founder and Director, Smart Energy podcast www.smartenergyshow.com
  • 2007 | Consultant, Library of Congress, World Digital Library development
  • 2007 – 2009 | Elected Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences
  • 2007 | Invited Plenary Speaker, Eurotherm 81, thermal and compositional simulation, conference, Albi, France
  • 2006 | Invited Plenary Speaker, SIAM conference on Geosciences
  • 2006 | Scientific advisor, film documentary on Energy, Rubin & Earle productions
  • 2006 | Organizer mini-symposium on CO2 sequestration, SIAM annual conference
  • 2006 | Invited speaker, Technical University, Denmark
  • 2006 | Invited speaker, Heriot-Watt university
  • 2006 | Invited speaker, Petroleum Institute, Bergen, Norway
  • 2006 | Speaker, End of Oil public lecture series, Stanford
  • 2006 | Invited plenary speaker, Gordon Conference on Porous Media
  • 2005 | Invited speaker, AIM workshop on hyperbolic problems
  • 2005 | Invited speaker SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, France, 2005
  • 2004 – 2006 | Director Stanford-National Geographic Pterosaur Replica Project
  • 2004 | Invited speaker, Texas A&M University
  • 2004 | Invited speaker, Fluid Mechanics seminar, Stanford University
  • 2004 | Discussion leader, Gordon Conference, Oxford
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, Faculty of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2003 | Co-Editor, Special Issue on Uncertainty Quantification and Management, Computational Geosciences, Kluwer Publishing
  • 2003 | Invited Speaker, University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Graduate Seminar
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, Scientific Computing Department, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, Chalmers Yacht Research Unit Formal Opening, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2003 | Editorial Board, International Journal of Small Craft Technology
  • 2003 | Reviewer: Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Transport in Porous Media, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Department of Energy, US Civilian Research and Development Foundation
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics seminar, Stanford University
  • 2002 – Present | Industrial short course on Reservoir Simulation, Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • 2002 | Invited speaker, Geophysics Seminar, Stanford University
  • 2002 | Invited speaker, Center for Turbulence Research seminar, Stanford University
  • 2002 – Present | Director, Stanford Yacht Research
  • 2002 | Invited speaker, Bay Area Scientific Computing Day
  • 2001 – Present | Member SPE, AGU, SIAM, KIVI, AWIS, SWE
  • 2000 | Organizing Committee, Waitangi Conference, University of Auckland

Courses Taught

  • 2013 (winter) | CME335 Advanced Linear Algebra [enrolled 4]
  • 2013 (winter) | Energy293B Fundamentals of Energy Processes [enrolled 26]
  • 2013 (winter) | Energy223 Reservoir Simulation [enrolled 23]
  • 2012 (Fall) | CME100 Vector Calculus [enrolled 100]
  • 2012 (Fall) | CME302 Advanced Matrix Computations [enrolled 75]
  • 2012 (Spring) | ENERGY 102 Renewable Energy Processes [enrolled 50]
  • 2012 (Winter) | ENERGY 223 Reservoir Simulation [enrolled 10]
  • 2012 (Winter) | ENERGY 293B [enrolled 35]
  • 2011 (Fall) | CME302 Advanced Matrix Computations [enrolled 45]
  • 2011 (Fall) | CME200 Linear Algebra with Applications to Engineering Computations [enrolled 170]
  • 2011 (Spring) | ENERGY 102 Renewable Energy Resources and Cleaner Energy Processes [Enrolled 63]
  • 2011 (Winter) | ENERGY 293B [Enrolled 35]
  • 2010 (Fall) | CME 200 Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering [Enrolled 189]
  • 2010 (Fall) | CME 302 Advanced Numerical Linear Algebra [Enrolled 56]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ENERGY 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 16]
  • 2010 (Winter) | ENERGY 108/208 Large Scale Solar Technology and Policy [Enrolled 10]
  • 2010 (Spring) | ENERGY/EARTHSYS 102 Renewable Energy Sources and Cleaner Energy Processes [Enrolled 50]
  • 2010 (Winter) | Energy/CME 211 Computer Programming C++ Earth Sci & Engrs [Enrolled 84]
  • 2009 (Winter) | Energy 241 Energy & Development in Appalachia [Enrolled 10]
  • 2009 (Spring) | Energy 359 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 9]
  • 2009 (Spring) | Energy 259 Presentation Skills [Enrolled 16]
  • 2009 (Fall) | CME302 Numerical Linear Algebra [Enrolled 50]
  • 2009 (Spring) | ENERGY/EARTHSYS 102 Renewable Energy Sources and Cleaner Energy Processes [Enrolled 80]
  • 2009 (Winter) | ENERGY223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 20]
  • 2008 (Winter) | Energy 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 15]
  • 2008 (Fall) | CME200 Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations [Enrolled 175]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 359 Advanced TA training [Enrolled 12]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 259 Presentation skills training [Enrolled 12]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 102 Renewable Energy Sources and Greener Energy Processes [Enrolled 50]
  • 2007 (Fall) | CME200 Linear Algebra & Engineering Applications [Enrolled 186]
  • 2007 (Fall) | CME 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | Energy 363 Doc Res Pet Engr [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Summer) | Energy 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Summer) | Energy 363 Doc Res Pet Engr [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | CME 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | EarthSys 297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Spring) | EarthSys/Energy 102 Renewable & Greener Energy [Enrolled 45]
  • 2007 (Spring) | Energy 259 Presentation Skills [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Spring) | Energy 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Spring) | Energy 363 Doc Res Pet Engr [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | CME 444 Computational Consulting [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | Energy 363 Doc Res Pet Engr [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | Energy 361 Mstrs Res Pet Engr [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | Energy 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 15]
  • 2007 (Winter) | EarthSys/Energy 101 Energy and the Environment [Enrolled 31]
  • 2006 (Fall) | SCCM 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ME 300A Linear Algebra [Enrolled 130]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ERE 360-363 ERE Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Fall) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Fall) | CME 200 Linear Algebra [Enrolled 75]
  • 2006 (Fall) | ERE 359 Teaching Exper [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Summer) | PetE 355 PhD Indust Training [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Summer) | PetE 361 Petroleum Engineering Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Summer) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | CME 444 ICME Advice [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Spring) | PetE 361-363 Petroleum Engineering Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Spring) | SCCM 499 Advanced Reading & Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | SCCM 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | CME 291 Masters Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | EarthSys/PetE 102 Renewable & Green Energy [Enrolled 27]
  • 2006 (Spring) | PetE 259 Basic TA Training [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | PetE 444 ICME Advice [Enrolled 5]
  • 2006 (Winter) | SCCM 499 Advanced Reading & Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | CME 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | CME 400 PhD Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | PetE 361-363 Petroleum Engineering Research [Enrolled 5]
  • 2006 (Winter) | PetE 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 13]
  • 2006 (Fall) | CME200 Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations [Enrolled 220]
  • 2005 (Fall) | PetE 359 Teaching Exper [Enrolled 7]
  • 2005 (Winter) | PetE 223 Reservation Simulation (w/ Durlofsky, Tchelepi) [Enrolled 13]
  • 2005 (Winter) | PE223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 13]
  • 2005 (Fall) | CME200 Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations [Enrolled 175]
  • 2004 | PetE 359 Teaching Exper [Enrolled 6]
  • 2004 | PetE 259 Basic TA Training [Enrolled 3]
  • 2004 | PetE 223 Reservoir Simulation (with Aziz and Durlofsky) [Enrolled 27]
  • 2004 | PetE 101 Energy & The Environemnt [Enrolled 4]
  • 2004 (Fall) | CME 200 Linear Algebra with Application to Engineering Computations [Enrolled 188]
  • 2003 (Fall) | ME300A Mathematical and Computational Methods in Engineering [Enrolled 175]
  • 2003 (Fall) | PetE 359 Teaching Exper [Enrolled 13]
  • 2003 (Winter) | PetE 224 Advanced Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 15]
  • 2003 | PetE 120 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering [Enrolled 13]
  • 2002 (Spring) | PetE 259 Presentation skills training [Enrolled 12]
  • 2002 (Fall) | ME 300A Math & Comp Methods in Engr [Enrolled 139]
  • 2002 (Winter) | PetE 101 Energy and the Environment [Enrolled 10]
  • 2002 (Winter) | PetE 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 19]
  • 2001 (Winter) | PetE 223 Reservoir Simulation [Enrolled 17]
  • 2001 (Spring) | PetE 259 Basic TA training [Enrolled 17]
  • 2001 (Spring) | PetE 281 Applied Mathematics in Reservoir Engineering [Enrolled 15]
  • 2001 (Fall) | PetE 120 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering [Enrolled 10]

Publications

  • 2013 | Haines, Diffendorfer et al (including Gerritsen), A Framework for Quantitative Assessment of Impacts Related to Energy and Mineralresource Development, Natural Resources Research, Natural Resources Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11053-013-9208-6.
  • 2013* | N. Henderson, K. Murakami, K. Amako, M. Asai, T. Aso, A. Dotti, A. Kimura, M. Gerritsen, H. Krashige, J. Perl, T. Sasaki, A CUDA Monte Carlo Simulator for Radiation Therapy Dosimetry based on Geant4, accepted paper SMA+MC 2013
  • 2013* | N. Henderson, K. Murakami, K. Amako, M. Asai, T. Aso, A. Dotti, A. Kimura, M. Gerritsen, H. Krashige, J. Perl, T. Sasaki, Geant4 Based Simulation of Radiation Dosimetry in CUDA, Nuclear Science Symposium
  • 2013* | J.  Macknick, P. Komor, M. Gerritsen , Geospatial optimization of siting large-scale solar energy projects, International Journal of Geographical Information Science,  submitted, IJGIS-2013-0352
  • 2013* | R. Vennell and M. Gerritsen, Giga Watt Arrays: How Many Tidal Turbines will it take?, European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, September 2013 (Journal paper in prep)
  • 2013* | A. Lapene, G. Debenest, M. Quintard, L. Castanier, M. Gerritsen and A. Kovscek, Kinetics oxidation of heavy oil - Part 2: application of genetic algorithm for evaluation of kinetic
    parameters, Energy & Fuels (in prep)
  • 2013* | A. Nissen, Z. Zhou, M. Gerritsen, A. Kovscek and L. Castanier, Upscaling Kinetics for Field-Scale In-Situ Combustion Simulation, Transport in Porous Media (in prep)
  • 2013* | A. Stephansson, G. Kreiss and M. Gerritsen, Imposing Neumann and Robin Boundary Conditions with Penalty Terms, Journal of Scientific Computing (in prep)
  • 2013* | M. Ahmadi, M. Christie and M. Gerritsen, Structural Uncertainty Quantification with Immersed Interface Methods, SPE136606, submitted to SPE Journal
  • 2013* | A.R. Kovscek, L. M. Castanier and M. Gerritsen, Improved Predictability of In-Situ Combustion Enhanced Oil Recovery, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering
  • 2013 | C. Dawson and M. Gerritsen (Editors), Computational Challenges in the Geosciences, Springer
  • 2013* | M. Gerritsen and J. Caers, Modeling Spatial and Structural Uncertainty in the Subsurface, in Computational Challenges in the Geosciences, Springer
  • 2012 | M. Thiele, M. Gerritsen, and M. Blunt (Editors), Streamline Simulation, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 2012* | A. Nissen, G. Kreiss and M. Gerritsen, Stability at Non-Conforming Grid Interfaces for a High-Order Discretization of the Schroedinger Equations, Journal of Scientific Computing, 2012
  • 2011* | A. Lapene, G. Debenest, M. Quintard, L. Castanier, M. Gerritsen and A. Kovscek, Kinetics Oxidation of Heavy Oil. 1. Compositional and Full Equation of State Model, Energy & Fuels vol. 25 issue 11 November 17, 2011. p. 4886-4895
  • 2011* | Z. Zhu, M. Bazargan, A. Lapene, M.G. Gerritsen, L. Castanier and A.R. Kovscek, Upscaling for Field-scale In-situ Combustion Simulation, SPE 144554, submitted
  • 2011* | D.F. Gleich, Y.Wang, X. Meng, F. Ronaghi, M.G. Gerritsen and A. Saberi, Some Computational Tools for Digital Archive and Metadata Remediation, BIT Numerical Mathematics, 51:127-154, 2011
  • 2011* | J. Kozdon, B.T. Mallison, M.G. Gerritsen and W.H. Chen, Multidimensional Upwinding for Multiphase Transport in Porous Media, SPE Journal, 2011
  • 2012* | A. Nissen, G. Kreiss and M.G. Gerritsen, High Order Stable Finite Difference Methods for the Schroedinger Equations, Journal of Scientific Computing, 2011
  • 2011* | Z. Zhu, M. Thiele and M.G. Gerritsen, Thermal Streamline Simulation for Steam Floods, SPE 139501, submitted to SPE Journal, under review
  • 2010* | Q. Chen, A.R. Kovscek and M.G. Gerritsen, Modeling Foam Displacement with the Local Equilibrium Approximation: Theory and Experimental Verification, SPE Journal, also SPE 11673
  • 2010* | Q. Chen, M.G. Gerritsen, A.R. Kovscek, Improving Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage using Mobility Controlled Foam: Foam Assisted SAGD (FA-SAGD), SPE 129847
  • 2010* | Z. Zhu, M.G. Gerritsen and M.Thiele, Thermal Streamline Simulation for Hot Water Floods, SPE 119200, SPE Journal, 2010
  • 2009* | L. Sampaio, A. Nieckele and M.G. Gerritsen, Investigating an Advective Approach to Subgrid Modeling in Large Eddy Simulations, Computers & Fluids, September, 2009
  • 2009 | T. Chen, M.G. Gerritsen, L. Durlofsky and J. Lambers, Adaptive Local-Global VCMP Methods for Coarse-Scale Reservoir Modeling, SPE 118994, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, February 1009
  • 2009 | J. Kozdon, B. Mallison and M.G. Gerritsen, Multi-D Upwinding for Multi-Phase Transport in Porous Media, SPE 119190, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, February, 2009
  • 2009 | J.V. Lambers, M.G. Gerritsen and D. Fragola, Multi-phase 3D Simulation with Integrated Upscaling, MPFA Discretization and Adaptivity, SPE 118983, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, The Woodlands, February, 2009
  • 2009* | T. Chen, M.G. Gerritsen, J. Lambers and L. Durlofsky, Global VCMP Methods for Accurate Upscaling with Full-Tensor Effects, Computational Geosciences, 14(1):65-81
  • 2009* | Z. Zhu, M.G. Gerritsen, M. Thiele, Thermal Streamline Simulation for Hot Water Flooding, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering
  • 2008* | L. Sampaio, A. Nieckele and M.G. Gerritsen, A New Advective Subgrid Model for Large-Eddy Simulation, Journal of Computational Physics, 2008
  • 2008* | S. Krishnamurthy and M.G. Gerritsen, Variable Relaxed Schemes for Multi-dimensional Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 2008
  • 2008* | J. Kozdon, B.T. Mallison and M.G. Gerritsen, Multi-dimensional Upstream Weighting for Multi-Phase Transport in Porous Media, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 2008
  • 2008* | J.V. Lambers and M.G. Gerritsen, Variable Compact Multi-point Transmissibility Upscaling for 3D Adapted Grids, Computational Geosciences
  • 2008* | S. Krishnamurthy and M.G. Gerritsen, Variable Relaxed Schemes for Multi-dimensional Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
  • 2008 | B. T. Mallison, M. G. Gerritsen, G. Kreiss, Asynchronous Time Integration of Flux-conservative Transport,Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Bergen, Norway, 2008
  • 2008 | J. V. Lambers and M. G. Gerritsen, "Spatially-varying Compact Multi-point Flux Approximations for 3-D Adapted Grids with Guaranteed Monotonicity", Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Bergen, Norway, 2008
  • 2008 | M. Bayati, M. Gerritsen, D. Gleich, A. Saberi, Y. Wang, Matching Wikipedia Categories to the Library of Congress Subject Headings with Network Alignment, Second ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining Barcelona, Spain - February 9-1
  • 2008* | A. Strang, M. Gerritsen, I. Kroo, S. Delp, Efficient flight of pterosaurs - An Unsteady Aerodynamic Approach, AIAA-2009-1301, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Orlando World Center Marriott Orlando, Florida 5-8 January 2009
  • 2008* | M. Gerritsen, R. Blumenfeld and G. Kreiss, Analysis of stresses in two-dimensional isostatic granular systems, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications,10.1016/j.physa.2008.06.057, 2008
  • 2008 | M.R. Kristensen, M.G. Gerritsen, P.G. Thomsen, M.L. Michelsen, and E.H. Stenby, Impact of Phase Behavior Modeling on In-Situ Combustion Process Performance,SPE 113947, SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 20-23 April 2008, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
  • 2008 | H. Loef, M. Gerritsen and M. Thiele, Parallel Streamline Simulation, SPE113543, Europec/EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 9-12 June 2008 2008, Rome, Italy
  • 2008* | H. Loef, M. Gerritsen and M. Thiele, Parallel Implementations of Streamline Simulators, Computational Geosciences, 13(1), 135, 2009
  • 2008* | M. Kristensen, M. Gerritsen, P. Thomsen, M. Michelsen, E. Stenby, An Equation-of-State Compositional In-Situ Combustion Model: A Study of Phase Behavior Sensitivity, Transport in Porous Media, 2008
  • 2008* | M. Gerritsen, G. Kreiss and R. Blumenfeld, Stress chain solutions in two-dimensional isostatic granular systems: fabric-dependent paths, leakage and branching, Phys. Rev. Letters, Volume 101, Number 9, 2008
  • 2008* | Q. Chen, M. Gerritsen and T. Kovscek,Effects of Reservoir Heterogeneities on the Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, October, 921-932, 2008
  • 2008* | J. Kozdon, B. Mallison and M. Gerritsen, Robust Multi-D Transport Schemes with Reduced Grid Orientation Effects, Transport in Porous Media, DOI 10.1007/s11242-008-9281-1, 2008
  • 2008* | L. Sampaio, A. Nieckele and M. Gerritsen, A New Advective Subgrid Model for Large Eddy-Simulations, in "Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations", 69-80, Springer Verlag, 2008
  • 2008* | J. Kozdon, M. Gerritsen and M. Christie, The Grid Orientation Revisited: Near-well, Early-time Effects and Solution Coupling Methods, Transport in Porous Media, 73(3), 255-277, 2008
  • 2008* | S. Krishnamurthy and M. Gerritsen, A Variable Relaxation Scheme for Multiphase, Multicomponent Flow, Transport in Porous Media, 71(3):345-377, 2008
  • 2008* | Jessen, K., Gerritsen, M. and Mallison, B., High-Resolution Prediction of Enhanced Condensate Recovery Processes, SPE Journal, Volume 13, number 2, 257-266, June 2008
  • 2008* | Lambers, J., Gerritsen, M. and Mallison, B., Accurate Local Upscaling with Compact Multi-Point Transmissibility Calculations, Computational Geosciences, Special Issue on Multiscale Methods for Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media, 12(3), 399-4
  • 2008* | S. Collie, M. Gerritsen and P. Jackson, Performance of two-equation turbulence models for flat plate flows with leading edge bubbles, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Volume 130, Issue 2, 2008
  • 2008* | M. Gerritsen and J. Lambers, Integration of Local-Global Upscaling and Grid Adaptivity for Simulation of Subsurface Flow in Heterogeneous Formations, Computational Geosciences 12, 193-218, 2008
  • 2007* | L. Sampaio, A. Nieckele, M. Gerritsen, A new advective subgrid model for large-eddy simulations, submitted to Journal of Computational Physics, 2007
  • 2007* | M. R. Kristensen, M. G. Gerritsen, P. G. Thomsen, M. L. Michelsen, E. H. Stenby, Efficient Integration of Stiff Kinetics with Phase Change Detection for Reactive Reservoir Processes, Transport in Porous Media, Volume 69, Number 3, 383-409, 2007
  • 2007 | Kristensen, M., Gerritsen, M., Thomsen, P., Michelsen, M. and Stenby, E., Coupling Chemical Kinetics and Flashes in Reactive, Thermal and Compositional Reservoir Simulation, SPE 106218, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 26-28 February 2007, Houston, Tex
  • 2007* | Jachec, S., Fringer, O., Street, B. and Gerritsen, M., Effects of Grid Resolution on the Simulation of Internal Tides, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 17, No.2, 105-111.
  • 2006* | Sky Monsters, M. Gerritsen, S. Collie, A. Strang, H. Train, National Geographic Documentary, 2006
  • 2006* | Jachec, S., Fringer, O., Gerritsen, M. and Street, B., Numerical Simulation of Internal Tides and the Resulting Energetics within Monterey Bay and the Surrounding Area, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L12605, 2006
  • 2006 | Younis, R. and Gerritsen, M., Multi-Scale Process Coupling by Adaptive Fractional Stepping: An In-Situ Combustion Model, SPE 93458, SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 22-26 April 2006, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
  • 2006* | O. Fringer, M. Gerritsen and R. Street, An Unstructured-grid, Finite-Volume, Nonhydrostatic, Parallel Coastal Ocean Simulator, Ocean Modelling, 14 (3-4), 139-278, 2006
  • 2006* | M. Brown and M. Gerritsen, An energy-stable high order central difference scheme for the two dimensional shallow water equations, Journal of Scientific Computing, Volume 28. Number 1, 1-30, 2006
  • 2006* | B. Mallison, M. Gerritsen, S. Matringe, Improved Mappings for Streamline Based Simulation, SPE Journal, Volume 11, Number 3, 294-302, 2006
  • 2006* | T. Doyle and M. Gerritsen, An Efficient Optimization Algorithm for Yacht Sails, Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA Transactions 2006 Part B2, 2006
  • 2005* | T. Doyle, M.G. Gerritsen and G. Iaccarino, Sail Shape Optimization of a Modern Clipper Yacht, International Jounral of Small Craft Technology, Royal Institute of Naval Architects, Transactions 2005 part B2, 2005
  • 2005* | O. Fringer, M. Gerritsen and R. Street, Internal Waves in Monterey Bay: an application of SUNTANS, in Environmental Hydraulics and Sustainable Water Management, Lee & Lan (Eds), 67-76, 2005
  • 2005 | Lambers, J. and Gerritsen, M, An Integration of Multi-Level Local-Global Upscaling and Adaptivity, SPE 97250, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 9-12 October 2005, Dallas, Texas
  • 2005 | Gerritsen, M., Jessen, K., Mallison, B and Lambers, J., A Fully Adaptive Streamline Framework for the Challenging Simulation of Gas Injection Processes, SPE 97270, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 9-12 October 2005, Dallas, Texas
  • 2005* | M. Gerritsen and L. Durlofsky, Modeling of Flow in Oil Reservoirs, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 37, 211-238, 2005
  • 2005* | B. Mallison, M. Gerritsen, K. Jessen, F. Orr, High-order Upwind Schemes for Two-Phase Multi-Component Flow, SPE Journal, Volume 10, Number 3, 297-311, September 2005
  • 2004* | O. Fringer, M. Gerritsen, R. Street, Internal waves in Monterey Bay: an application of SUNTANS, invited paper, 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Hong Kong
  • 2004 | S. Matringe, M. Gerritsen, B, Mallison, Optimizing streamline coverage for efficiency and accuracy, SPE 93306, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 31 January-2 Feburary 2005, The Woodlands, Texas
  • 2004 | J. Nilsson, M. Gerritsen, R. Younis, A novel Adaptive Anisotropic Grid Framework for Efficient Reservoir Simulation, SPE 93243, SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, 31 January-2 Feburary 2005, The Woodlands, Texas
  • 2004 | J. Nilsson, M. Gerritsen and R. Younis, Parallel Anisotropic Cartesian Grid Adaptation for In-Situ Combustion Simulations, 9th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Cannes, 2004
  • 2004 | S. Matringe, M. Gerritsen, On accurate tracing of streamlines, SPE 89920, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-29 September 2004, Houston, Texas
  • 2004 | G. Valenti, B. Mallison, K. Jessen and M. Gerritsen, High-Order Upwind Schemes for Three-Phase Multicomponent Flows, A Preliminary Investigation, SPE 90594, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 26-29 September 2004, Houston, Texas
  • 2004* | S. Collie, M. Gerritsen, P. Jackson and B. Fallow, Two-dimensional CFD-based parametric Analysis of Downwind Sail Designs, Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA Transactions 2004 Part B1, 2004
  • 2003 | M. Gerritsen, A. Kovscek, L. Castanier, J. Nilsson, R. Younis, B. He, "Experimental Investigation and High Resolution Simulator of In-Situ Combustion Processes: 1 Simulator Design and Improved Combustion Performance with Metallic Additives", SPE 86962, SP
  • 2003 | M. Gerritsen, Higher-Order Upwind Schemes for Streamline-based Compositional Simulation, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Austin, Texas
  • 2003 | Y. Chen, L. Durlofsky, M. Gerritsen, X. Chen, Capturing Subgrid Effects in Coarse Scale Reservoir Models, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Austin, Texas
  • 2003 | Non-hydrostatic Parallel Coastal Ocean Modeling: The SUNTANS Project, Oliver B. Fringer, Margot Gerritsen, Robert L. Street, Ocean Modeling, Expert System Developers Meeting, Boulder, July 2003
  • 2003 | M. Gerritsen, K. Jessen, F.M. Orr, B. Mallison, The design of an efficient and reliable streamline method for compositional reservoir simulation, United States National Congres on Computational Mechanics 7, Albuquerque, 2003
  • 2003 | Margot Gerritsen, Review of "Computational Methods in Environmental Fluid Mechanics" by O. Kolditz, Physics Today, May 2003
  • 2003* | Y. Chen, L. Durlofsky, M. Gerritsen and X.H. Wen, A coupled local-global upscaling approach for simulating flow in highly heterogeneous formations, Advances in Water Resources 26 (2003), 1041-1060
  • 2003 | Margot Gerritsen, Bradley Mallison, Improving the Efficiency and Accuracy of Streamline Methods for Compositional Simulation, 24th Annual Workshop & Symposium, Collaborative Project on Enhanced Oil Recovery, International Energy Agency
  • 2003 | Sriram, Anthony Jameson, Margot Gerritsen, Numerical Analysis and Design of Upwind Sails, AIAA 2003-3531, 21st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • 2002* | T. Doyle, S. Shankaran, M. Gerritsen, G. Iaccarino and A. Jameson, "Improving the design of yachts using CFD and optimization algorithms", in proceedings High Performance Yacht Design Conference 2002, Auckland, NZ
  • 2002* | S. Collie, M. Gerritsen and P. Jackson, "Design of Two-Dimensional Downwind Sail Sections Using Computational Fluid Dynamics", Royal Institute of Naval Architects, High Performance Yacht Design Conference 2002, Auckland, NZ
  • 2002 | A. Crook, M. Gerritsen, N.N. Mansour, "An experimental investigation of high aspect ratio 2D sails", CTR Annual Research Brief, 2002
  • 1998* | Designing an efficient solution strategy for fluid flows, II. Stable high-order central finite difference schemes on composite adaptive grids with sharp shock resolution, Margot Gerritsen and Pelle Olsson, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 147, 293
  • 1997 | Aczon M., Gander M., Gerritsen M., Shardlow T., Sircar R. SCCM Advice, Student-Run Math Consulting at Stanford, Computational Science and Engineering, January-March 1997
  • 1996 | Ocean upwelling: observations, analytical modeling and numerical simulation, Margot Gerritsen, SCCM-report 96-21, Stanford University, 1996
  • 1996 | Detecting shocks with wavelets: A tutorial, Margot Gerritsen, SCCM report 96-22, Stanford University, 1996
  • 1996* | Designing an efficient solution strategy for fluid flows: I. A stable high order finite difference scheme and sharp shock resolution for the Euler equations, Margot Gerritsen and Pelle Olsson, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 12, 245-262, 1996
  • 1996 | Designing an efficient solution strategy for fluid flows, PhD Thesis, Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics Program, Stanford University, December
  • 1996
  • 1994 | The conjugate gradient method for large sparse matrices on the iPSC/860 Hypercube, Margot Gerritsen, SCCM-report 94-02, Stanford University, 1994
  • 1990 | Geometrical modeling of three-dimensional aerodynamic configurations for numerical flow simulations, Margot Gerritsen, MSc thesis and Technical Report NLR 4-90, National Aerospace Laboratory, Amsterdam

Advisee Degrees

  • 2011 | Zhouyuan Zhu: Efficient Simulation of Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • 2009 | Jeremy Kozdon: Numerical Methods with Reduced Grid Dependency for Enhanced Oil Recovery     Ph.D.     Stanford University
  • 2009 | Tianhong Chen: New Methods for Accurate Upscaling with Full-Tensor Effects     Ph.D.     Shell
  • 2009 | Luke Leaver :      M.S.     unknown
  • 2008 | Morten Kristensen: Development of Models and Algorithms for the Study of Reactive Porous Media Processes     Ph.D.     Schlumberger, Abingdon, UK
  • 2008 | Shalini Krishnamurthy: Relaxation Methods for Compositional Processes     Ph.D.     Schlumberger, Boston
  • 2008 | Qing Chen: Assessing and Improving Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Performance in Heterogeneous Media     Ph.D.     Conoco-Phillips
  • 2008 | Samuel Shrank, honors thesis: The Profitability of Solar Water Heating in New Zealand Ecolodges     B.S.     Stanford University (graduate degree program)
  • 2007 | Melissa Aczon: Stability and Error Estimation using Entropy Functions     Ph.D.     unknown
  • 2007 | Steve Jachec: Understanding the evolution and energetics of internal tides in Monterey Bay     Ph.D.     unknown
  • 2007 | Matthew Brown: Modelling of Tidal Flows in Coastal Regions     Ph.D.     Auckland, NZ
  • 2007 | Rotimi Awoleke: An experimental investigation of in-situ combustion in heterogeneous media     M.S.     Occidental
  • 2007 | Sameer Parakh: Experimental investigation of Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery     M.S.     Occidental
  • 2006 | Stephen Collie: Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Two-Dimensional Downwind Sail Flows     Ph.D.     SA America's Cup Team, Valentia, Spain
  • 2005 | Qing Chen: Microscopic Investigation of Fluid Flow through High Porosity Porous Media and In-Situ Combustion with Aqueous Metallic Additives     M.S.     PhD program, Pet Eng
  • 2005 | Gianluca Valenti: Streamline-Based Simulation of Three-Phase Multi-Component Flows in Porous Media     M.S.     University of Milan
  • 2004 | Sebastien Matringe: Accurate Streamline Tracing and Coverage     M.S.     Continuing to PhD
  • 2004 | Tianhong Chen: Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow through High Porosity Media     M.S.     Continuing PhD
  • 2004 | Nitin Srivastava: Effects of Pressure Gradients on Displacement Performance for Miscible/Near-miscible Gas Floods     M.S.     Occidental Petroleum, Long Beach
  • 2004 | Bradley Mallison: Streamline Methods for Compositional Gas Injection Processes     Ph.D.     Chevron-Texaco, San Ramon, CA
  • 2003 | Vincent Rigot: New Well Optimization in a Mature Field     M.S.     unknown
  • 2003 | Tao Shu: Coupled Geomechanics and Fluid Flow Modeling     M.S.     unknown
  • 2001 | Kerrin Burnnand: Tidal flow simulations     M.S.     Denver, Colorado
  • 2000 | Cyrille Douillet: Sail flow simulation     M.S.     Sailing industry, New Zealand
  • 2000 | Stephen Collie: Turbulence modelling for sail flow simulations     M.S.     In PhD program, University of Auckland

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