John D. Ramshaw, Ph.D.
Research ProfessorDepartment of Physics
Portland State University
P. O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
messages: (503) 725-3812
fax: (503) 725-2815
telephone: (209) 207-9570
fax: (360) 363-2047
Dr. Ramshaw joined Portland State University
in September 2007 as a Research Professor in the Department of Physics.
He previously held theoretical research positions in the Los Alamos,
Lawrence Livermore, and Idaho National Laboratories. His research
has been concerned with various topics in equilibrium and nonequilibrium
statistical physics, and in the analytical and computational dynamics of
fluids and plasmas. He has made fundamental contributions to the
molecular theory of dielectric fluids, and to the theory of multiphase
and multicomponent fluids. He served as project leader and principal
investigator for the development of several advanced computer programs
for simulating the multidimensional flow of multicomponent fluids and plasmas
with chemical reactions, including the APACHE, KIVA, and LAVA codes.
KIVA is widely used by the automotive industry to simulate internal combustion
engines, and received a commendation by the Secretary of Energy and an
Energy 100 Award.
Dr. Ramshaw has published extensively in the archival
journal literature, and has served as a reviewer for numerous technical
journals, professional organizations, and funding agencies. He
currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is a Visiting
Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.