Michael Lambert received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Oregon State University in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Engineering/Applied Science in 1996 from the University of California at Davis. His dissertation was Field Simulation of Axisymmetric Plasma Screw Pinches by Alternating-Direction-Implicit (ADI) Methods. Michael joined LLNL first as a postdoc and then as a Computational Physicist. In 1997-98, Michael implemented an A-Division AMR radiation diffusion package based on time-dependent ADI. From 1999-2002, he developed and maintained the interface between the A-Division Kull radiation diffusion package and CASC Hypre scalable linear solvers, emphasizing AMG preconditioned GMRES. From 2002-03, he designed a new C++ diffusion package for Kull. From 2003 to the present time he has developed, tested, and maintained new features for the Kull IMC photon transport package. Features include robust restart capability, teleportation correction, an additional RZ coordinate implementation, random walk acceleration, Compton scattering physics, and cutover to a new Kull opacity interface.
Michael works on these projects: Kull.