ACT Participates in Prestigious DOE Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – December 30, 2015. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is pleased to announce its participation in a leading edge U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded training program aimed at nurturing the next generation of computational scientists. Dr. Srujan Rokkam, a Lead Engineer at ACT, was one of only 65 participants selected from a worldwide pool of applicants to attend the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) funded by the DOE’s Office of Science. The two-week ATPESC program provided intensive hands-on training on key skills which are necessary to develop computational science and engineering tools on leadership-class supercomputers of the future.

“ATPESC provided exposure to a broad spectrum of computational topics,” says Rokkam.  “Subjects included parallel programming architectures, numerical libraries, HPC codes, visualization and debugging methodologies. The computational skills learned at ATPESC, will directly benefit development of scientific software across many industries, including work here at ACT. ”

According to Dr. Bill Anderson, Chief Engineer at ACT, “Srujan’s participation in the ATPESC program is an indication of the cutting edge computational research undertaken at ACT. We develop novel scientific tools which provide high-fidelity predictive modeling capabilities and cost-savings for both government and commercial customers. This area of advanced modeling has attracted over $4 million in R&D contracts at ACT in the last 5 years.”

For more information about these ACT’s computational technologies, visit our Advanced Modeling page.

Dr. Rokkam with Dr. Paul Messina, Director of Science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, during the ATPESC program.

Dr. Rokkam with Dr. Paul Messina, Director of Science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, during the ATPESC program.


ACT specializes in advanced thermal technology development, custom thermal product manufacturing, and advanced modeling of ultiscale/multiphysics phenomena. ACT designs and manufactures cold plates, HiK plates, heat pipes, pumped liquid and two phase loops and thermal storage devices for customers in diverse markets including Aerospace, Electronics, Temperature Calibration, Medical Device, and Energy Systems.

ACT’s broad and diverse thermal technology portfolio is a direct result of its strong commitment to R&D. The R&D team at ACT has rich history of modeling materials phenomenon from the nanoscale (several atoms) to the micron level and up to the macroscale (engineering length scale). The R&D team at ACT has scientists and engineers with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace, nuclear, material science, physics and computational science. Their expertise assures we can serve wide variety of material, thermal and modeling challenges in diverse applications.

Dr. Rokkam’s Computational R&D group at ACT conducts cutting edge research in the areas of modeling ablation response, computational chemistry, peridynamics based damage modeling, corrosion damage modeling and modeling of hypersonic CFD phenomena. Over the last five years, ACT has developed several novel state of the art computational frameworks and custom tools to investigate thermomechanical behavior of materials, materials chemistry and multiphysics behavior of materials in thermal/fluid/electrical environments. Most of these tools are delivered to the sponsoring agencies like NASA, DOD, and DOE to facilitate their research undertakings or design analysis.

ACT has multiple workstations (Linux/Mac) onsite to undertake the modeling research. In addition, the engineers have access to high performance computing resources with hundreds of computing cores at DoD and NSFXSEDE Supercomputers, to undertake computationally intensive simulations.

For more information about ACT’s R&D Capabilities, please visit ACT Research & Development.

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Pete Ritt
Vice President, Technical Services

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