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Damian Rouson

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Damian Rouson
Computer Languages and Systems Software Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Damian Rouson is Group Lead for the Computer Languages and Systems Software Group at Berkeley Lab. He is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in software design and development for multi-physics modeling, including classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and multiphase flow. 

He received a 2020-'21 Department of Energy Better Scientific Software Fellowship. He has been a PI or Co-I on research grants and research software engineering contracts funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and has held visiting and tenure-track appointments at universities in the U.S. and in Europe. 

He co-authored the textbook Scientific Software Design: The Object-Oriented Way (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been contracted to teach related courses at supercomputer centers and universities in the U.S. and Europe. 

He holds a B.S. from Howard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Mechanical Engineering.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of California.

In February 2013, Dr. Rouson entered Sandia National Laboratory's Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESST) program to launch Sourcery, Inc., a software consultancy founded by and for computational scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.  In July 2015, Dr. Rouson founded the California public-benefit nonprofit corporation Sourcery Institute.  In August 2015, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service approved Sourcery Institute's application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for conducting research and education in computational science and engineering.


Dr. Rouson's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)