Argonne’s Sibendu Som named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
Newswise – ASME Membership recognizes outstanding engineering achievement and service.
Sibendu Som, a scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Som leads the Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing initiative of the Advanced Energy Technology (AET) directorate.
Som’s research focuses on high-fidelity simulations of power generation and propulsion systems with net-zero carbon fuels. He pioneered computational fluid dynamics and physics-based modeling methods, using high-performance computing to predict, for example, engine efficiency improvements and how hypersonic aircraft will interact with surrounding forces. His work is primarily funded by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
“I am humbled and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition from ASME. I would like to thank my excellent team and many mentors over the years who have motivated me to pursue computational research.” —Sibendu Som
“I am humbled and honored to receive this prestigious recognition from ASME. I would like to thank my excellent team and many mentors over the years who have motivated me to pursue computational research,” said Som. “Most of my service to ASME has been through the Internal Combustion Engine Division, and I want to thank them for the opportunity to serve the Division.
The tools Som has developed help engineers create more efficient engines faster by identifying the best designs. One such tool, the Machine Learning-Genetic Algorithm, or ML-GA, received an R&D 100 award in 2021. Som manages a large group of scientists working on technologies that support clean energy generation and mobility advanced, such as piston engines, gas turbines, fuel cells and others. In addition to high-fidelity modeling and simulations, the team also performs unique diagnostics and analysis with hydrogen and other low-carbon energy carriers.
“Sibendu’s work is critical to the US goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, from decarbonizing aviation to capturing carbon from the air,” said Seth Darling, director. laboratory associate ad interim of the AET direction of Argonne. “This recognition from ASME is well deserved.”
Som, who is affiliated with the University of Chicago as a principal investigator in the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering, is also a co-founder of Argonne’s Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) program. VERIFI helps manufacturers answer complex engine questions through predictive simulations. Som also leads a national laboratory consortium on end-use research opportunities with sustainable aviation fuels for commercial applications.
“Sibendu is developing groundbreaking modeling and simulation technologies while leveraging machine learning,” said Steve Przesmitzki, Laboratory Program Manager for Vehicle Technologies and Acting Director of the Transportation and Systems Division. ‘feed. “But, just as important, it connects this innovation to engineers. who can implement them in tomorrow’s equipment for power generation and transportation systems.”