W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences
Director Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences
Deputy Director Oden Institute
Professor Mechanical Engineering
Robert Moser holds the W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences and is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in thermal fluid systems. He serves as the Director of the Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences (PECOS) and Deputy Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. Moser received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Before coming to the University of Texas, he was a research scientist at the NASA-Ames Research Center and then a Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois.
Moser conducts research on the modeling and numerical simulation of turbulence and other complex fluid flow phenomena. He also uses direct numerical simulation to investigate and model turbulent flows, particularly the development and evaluation of large eddy simulation models. Moser has also been working to develop new approaches for the validation of and quantification of uncertainty in computational models. He has pursued applications to such diverse systems as reentry vehicles, solid propellant rockets, micro-air vehicles, turbulent combustion, tokamak fusion, plasma devices and energy harvesting.