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Leuven Computational Modelling Centre (LCMC)


The Leuven Computational Modelling Centre (LCMC) is a cross-departmental, multidisciplinary centre within KU Leuven that brings together the complimentary expertise of several research groups in science and engineering with shared interests and expertise in advanced modelling and computer simulation methods.


The participating research groups have expertise in various aspects of numerical modelling and computational science and engineering. The current focus of the LCMC is reflected in the three 
Working Groups:

  • Working Group High Performance Computing (numerical methods for large scale problems,parallel programming, CFD, MHD, …)
  • Working Group Multi-scale and Multi-physics simulation (coupling models at different time and space scales, hybrid models, …)
  • Working Group Particle-based simulation methods (smoothed particle hydrodynamics(SPH), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), …)



For future scholars

The multi-disciplinary nature of the LCMC offers a challenging environment to young researchers with ample opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge. The KU Leuven also participates in the Flemish Supercomputer Centre, which guarantees access to a world-class computing infrastructure.

Scholars wishing to make a Ph.D. in one of the participating research groups of the LCMC study in the Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School. The school also maintains a list of other opportunities.


For researchers

The LCMC organizes various activities aimed at researchers (internal and external) in modelling and simulation.

Participating research groups sometimes also organise seminars for a broader audience interested in modelling and simulation.


For industry

The centre provides a single point-of-contact to companies in search of expertise or collaboration in the areas of modelling and simulation.