Frederic Gibou

fgibou [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
(805) 893-7152
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering II Bldg., Office 2335
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070


The research of Professor Gibou is focused on the design and on the applications of high-resolution computational methods for a variety of challenging applications including Free Boundary Problems, CFD, Multiphase Flows, Electrostatics, Materials Science, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. The main commonality in these applications is that they are described by similar classes of nonlinear partial differential equations.

Professor Gibou is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Mathematics. He also leads the CASL lab. He received his PhD from the Applied Mathematics Department at UCLA, and did his post-doctoral research in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science at Stanford University. He was awarded a Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics, the Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellowship, a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Robert Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching award.