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Michael Murillo


Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), College of Engineering, College of Natural Science

Professor - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (ChEMS) in the College of Engineering

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Michael Murillo is a theoretical and computational physicist focusing on particle-based methods for simulating interacting systems of particles (molecular dynamics), fluids (smoothed-particle hydrodynamics) or people (agent-based modeling). His career began as a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), after which he was a staff scientist ... at LANL for many years. Prof. Murillo currently has a joint appointment here at MSU in the CMSE and CHEMS departments. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Ph.D., Physics, Rice University

B.S.E.E., University of New Mexico


August 2, 2017 A Conservative, Entropic Multispecies BGK Model The Murillo Group has recently released a new paper published by The Journal of Statistical Physics on August, 2017 about Conservative, Entropic Multispecies BGK Model. Link:

June 8, 2017 A Generalized Ewald Decomposition for Screened Coulomb Interactions CMSE researchers Gautham Dharuman & Michael Murillo have a new paper published by The Journal of Chemical Physics for their work involving Ewald method and medium-range interactions for charged-particle systems. Link:

April 10, 2017 Electron-ion Temperature Equilibration in Hydrogen Plasmas within the Coupled-mode Regime The Murillo Group has released a new paper published by Physical Review E on April 10th, 2017 about Hydrogen Plasmas within the Coupled-mode Regime. Link:

March 27, 2017 CMSE faculty Michael Murillo's paper was published by the American Physical Society's Physical Review Letters. M. S. Murillo & M. Marciante published a new paper on Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties in Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 025001 – 10 January 2017 Link:


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