Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Dr. Songzhe Xu

Dr. Songzhe Xu - Post-Doctoral Fellow

MEB 3452
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supervisor Dr. Mike Kirby, Dr. Hari Sundar


  • Ph.D. Iowa state University, USA 2012 - 2018
  • B.S. Wuhan University of Technology, China / Iowa state University, USA  2008-2012
  • Finite element computation for turbulence, and multiphase and multiphysics flows including variational multiscale method, immersogeometric (immersed) analysis, Arbitrary Lagrange-Euler (ALE) and level set method with applications in buoyancy driven flows in enclosures, particle laden flows, tracking particle motion in microchannels, and free surface phenomenon and phase change (melting and (re)solidification) in additive manufacturing.

Current Responsibilities

  • Spectral element method with higher order basis functions and discontinuous Galerkin finite element method
  • Multigrid method for compressible flow solver in Nektar++
  • Octree-based structured finite element computation with applications in engineering

Research Interests

  • Unstructured finite element and spectral element computation
  • Octree-based structured finite element
  • Multigrid and Krylov Subspace (KSP) iterative method and preconditioning
  • High performance computing
  • Machine learning