Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Andrew G. Salinger (Andy)

Andrew G. Salinger (Andy)
Manager, Computational Science
Phone: 505/845-3523
Fax: 505/845-7442

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1318
Albuquerque, NM


My research involves the integration of technologies to build application codes for the solution and analysis of systems governed by partial differential equations. Currently, my main focus is promoting the software modernization of E3SM, DOE's Earth system model, to improve the quality of the model and productivity of the development process. I have previously been the PI of the Albany code project, an implicit finite element code build on Trilinos libraries, that is being used as the platform for several research codes and algorithm and software research projects. I am also active in the Trillions project and DOE's SciDAC program. 


 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1993.

  • Advisors: J.J. Derby and R. Aris. 
  • Thesis: The Interactions of Transport Mechanism in Systems with Convection and Reaction
  • Funding: NSG Graduate Research Fellowship and AHPCRC Fellowship

B.S.E. Chemical Engineering and B.A. Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

  • Advisor: A.L. Myers

Postdoc: Institute for Chemical Process Technology, University of Stuttgart, 1994

  • Advisor: G. Eigenberger
  • Funding: NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship




Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Demeshko, Irina, Harold C. Edwards, Michael A. Heroux, Eric T. Phipps, Andrew G. Salinger, "A Performance-Portable Implementation of Finite Element Assembly: Preliminary Results of Using Kokkos in Albany.," Poster, 16th SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, February 2014.
  • Dijkstra, H.A., F.W. Wubs, K.A. Cliffe, E. Doedel, I.G. Dragomirescu, B. Eckhart, A.Y. Gelfgat, A. Hazel, V. Lucarini, A.G. Salinger, E.T. Phipps, J. Sanchez-Umbria, H. Schuttelaars, L.S. Tuckerman, U. Thiele, "Numerical bifurcation methods and their application to fluid dynamics: Analysis beyond simulation," Journal Article, Commun. Comput. Phys., Vol. 15, pp. 1–45, Accepted/Published January 2014.
  • Kalashnikova, Irina, Andrew G. Salinger, Mauro Perego, Raymond Tuminaro, Stephen Price, "The Albany/FELIX First-Order Stokes Dycore," Presentation, CESM Land Ice Working Group Meeting, January 2014.
  • Heroux, Michael A, Laura J D Frink, Andrew G Salinger, "Parallel segregated Schur complement methods for fluid density functional theories," Journal Article, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., Vol. 29, No. 5, Accepted/Published September 2007.
  • Pawlowski, Roger P., Andrew G. Salinger, John N. Shadid, T.J. Mountziaris, "Bifurcation and Stability Analysis of Isothermal Counterflowing Jets," Journal Article, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 551, pp. 117–139, Accepted/Published April 2006.
  • Heroux, Michael A., Roscoe A. Bartlett, Victoria E. Howle, Robert J. Hoekstra, Jonathan J. Hu, Tamara G. Kolda, Richard B. Lehoucq, Kevin R. Long, Roger P. Pawlowski, Eric T. Phipps, Andrew G. Salinger, Heidi K. Thornquist, Ray S. Tuminaro, James M. Willenbring, Alan B. Williams, Kendall S. Stanley, "An overview of the Trilinos project," Journal Article, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 397–423, Accepted/Published September 2005.

Awards & Recognition

  • Salinger, Andrew G, Advisory Board, PRISMS: PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science, U Michigan, Invited to be on the External Advisory Board for this DOE-BES Software Innovation Center, April 1, 2013 – October 1, 2017.
  • Muller, Richard P, Xujiao Gao, Erik Nielsen, Ralph W Young, Andrew G Salinger, Irina Kalashnikova, Employee Recognition Award, Team Employee Recognition Award, QCAD, Sandia National Labs, April 15, 2013.