Rajiv K. Kalia

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Computer Science
Ph.D. Northwestern University 1976.
Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS)
Contact Information
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Southern California
3651 Watt Way, VHE 614
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0242

Tel: 213-821-2663
Fax: 213-821-2664

Computing technology will grow by a factor of more than a thousand in the next ten to fifteen years. Our goal is to follow this computing revolution from teraflops (1012 flops) to petaflops (1015 flops). Using this unprecedented computing power, available for the first time in the history of science and engineering, it will be possible to carry out realistic simulations of complex systems and processes in the areas of materials, nanotechnology, and bioengineered systems. Coupled with immersive and interactive visualization this will offer unprecedented opportunity for research as well as modifying graduate and undergraduate education in science and engineering.

Applications Within Reach
In the education arena, the CACS is establishing: