Michael S. Murillo

Michael S. Murillo

Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering;
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Room 1508C, Engineering Building
  428 S. Shaw Ln.
 (517) 432-0196
  murillom@msu.edu

About Me

BSEE, University of New Mexico

PhD, Physics, Rice University

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.

Research Interests

•    Computational plasma physics

•    Molecular dynamics simulations of non-ideal plasmas

•    Agent-based modeling of infectious disease outbreaks

Murillo Group
Murillo Group

Scientific Leader: Dr. Michael Murillo

Our group is involved in the two seemingly disparate research directions of computational plasma physics and agent-based modeling. In both cases, we employ computational methods for interacting many-body systems to understand the collective dynamics of the systems we study.

Selected Publications
A Conservative, Entropic Multispecies BGK Model
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: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10955-017-1824-9

A Generalized Ewald Decomposition for Screened Coulomb Interactions
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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4973842

Electron-ion Temperature Equilibration in Hydrogen Plasmas within the Coupled-mode Regime
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: https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.043202

CMSE faculty Michael Murillo's paper was published by the American Physical Society's Physical Review Letters.
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: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.025001
 

Publications

A viscous quantum hydrodynamics model based on dynamic density functional theory

A Diaw, MS Murillo

Scientific Reports, in press, 2017

 

Interfacial mixing in high-energy-density matter with a multiphysics kinetic model

JR Haack, CD Hauck, MS Murillo

Physical Review E, in press, 2017

 

Controllable non-ideal plasmas from photoionized compressed gases

G Dharuman, LG Stanton, MS Murillo

Physical Review Letters, in press, 2017

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Teaching

FS-17: CMSE 201 Intro to Computational Modeling

FS-17: CMSE 499 Independent Study in CMSE

SS-18: CMSE 890 Section 002 Particle Methods of Simulations

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