Computational Science and Engineering Group Computational Science and Engineering Group

CSEG was founded in 2000.  We have a stable team with a strong international presence, reflected in our funding from prestigious competitive sources, our previous REF performance and the quality of our publications.

The group is particularly known for its expertise in metals and minerals processing (smelting, casting, welding, solidification microstructure, etc.) with a long-term involvement in a number of projects of international significance; e.g. the modelling of the Rio-Tinto HIsmelt® process in Western Australia for the direct smelting of iron ore into iron, to replace the Blast Furnace technology. Experience in metal processing highlighted the need for "Multi-physics" modelling, which has remained the focus of research. In this context, the CSEG is responsible for the creation of some unique algorithms and software, including the multi-physics code PHYSICA, the spectral code SPHINX used in the joint EU/ESA project IMPRESS, to model strongly coupled Magneto-hydrodynamic problems (induction melting, em. Levitation), the code MHD_VALDIS modelling the aluminium electrolysis process, TESA to address thermoelectric effects in microstructure evolution etc. Other areas of research include aero-acoustics, microwaves, particulates handling, and the atmospheric environment. The group is supported through external funds from the EPSRC, EU, Royal Society and Industry.

Group Statistics


  • 7 Academic/Research Staff: Profs. K.A. Pericleous, V. Bojarevics, M.K. Patel, Drs. G Djambazov, A. Kao, C. Tonry and C. Beckwith
  • 6 Phd Students


  • 48 Total Publications
  • £1,056,000 Total Research Income

Current projects

Top Coil project

Computational Science and Engineering Group is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.