Daniel Louis LOUW

Daniel Louis LOUW

Brief Bio

I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg, where I work as part of the Luxembourg XDEM Research Centre team and works under the supervision of Prof. Bernhard Peters. My work here focusses on the parallelization of eXtended Discrete Element Method (XDEM) for use on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

I completed both my undergraduate degree and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University in South Africa (2017 and 2021 respectively). My postgraduate thesis focussed on the use of CFD on HPC systems to predict the performance of Air-Cooled Heat-Exchangers used in thermal power stations under various adverse crosswind conditions

I enjoy problem solving, and the harder the problem the better. I like to leverage what is available to accomplish tasks that would normally be impractical. In part it is a desire for efficiency and the desire to push the envelope as far as possible – but in the end it really is just the desire to excel and to exceed expectations.

Research Interests

  • Development of Compurational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models of large industrial applications
  • Using open-source CFD software OpenFOAM for large scale cost-effective implementation
  • Using High Performance Computing (HPC) to resolve large scale numerical models and perform parameter optimization



  • E-Mail: daniel.louw@uni.lu
  • Cell: +352 621 732 032
  • Office: Campus Belval, MNO, E04 0425060