Pitt CRC supports university-industry research relationship

Pitt CRC collaborator Giannis Mpourmpakis approached Lubrizol Corporation engineer Cliff Kowall to apply high-performance computing simulations to viscosity creep, an engineering problem affecting the performance of lubricating fluids.The corporate engineer learned molecular modeling provided insight into persistent engineering problems.

Left: Simulation from “Computational Insights into Absorption of C4 Hydrocarbons in 2 Cation-Exchanged ZSM-12 Zeolites 3,” by Chemistry and Petroleum Engineering Assistant Professor Giannis Mpourmpakis, co-authored by Pavlo Kostetskyy.

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