Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Mark A. Taylor

Mark A. Taylor
Multiphysics Applications
Phone: 505/284-1874
Fax: 505/284-2518

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1320
Albuquerque, NM

Mark Taylor is a mathematician who specializes in numerical methods for parallel computing and geophysical flows. He currently serves as Chief Computational Scientist for the DOE's Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) project.  He developed the mimetic/conservative formulation of the spectral element method used in E3SM's atmospheric component model.  Mark received his Ph.D. from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 1992.  He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2004 and was promoted to Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 2018.  In 2014 he was awarded (with Drs. David Bader and William Collins) The Secretary of Energy Achievement Award for his work unifying the Department of Energy's climate modeling research community, enabling the development of high-resolution fully-coupled climate-system simulations.  Previously Mark served as co-chair of the Community Earth System Model's Atmosphere Model Working group (2011-2014) and as a member of the Korean Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems' Science Advisory Committee (2013-2016).


Erdös Number: 3



 PhD in Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University, 1992



Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Taylor, Mark A, A. Fournier, " A compatible and conservative spectral finite element method on unstructured grids," Journal Article, J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 229, pp. 5879–5895, Accepted/Published January 2010.