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Laura Jin Mazzaro

Laura Mazzaro

Phone (505) 665-5999


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Mathematics
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Hydrology
  • Planetary science
  • Remote sensing
  • Climate modeling
  • Oceanography
  • High Energy Density Plasmas and Fluids
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
  • Shock-driven Mixing and Turbulence
  • Shock tube capability
  • Particle-image/tracking velocimetry (PIV/PTV)
  • Planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF)
  • Materials
  • Shock physics
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Advanced physics models
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Atmospheric transport and dispersion
  • Multi-scale, multi-phase subsurface flow simulations


- Multiscale modeling of atmospheric flows

- Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model

- Large Eddy Simulations(LES)

- Boundary layer meteorology

- Modeling of atmospheric boundary layer turbulence


Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Expected, 2018.

M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.

B.S., Engineering mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011.


LANL Positions

Graduate Research Assistant, Computational Earth Science (EES-16), 2015-present.

Post Baccalaureate, Extreme Fluids Team (P-23), 2011-2012.



2016 Poster Award, Boundary Layer & Wind Energy Session, 11th ESSS Poster Conference.

2016 Best Student Oral Presentation, AMS 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence.

2011 University of Illinois Morrill Engineering Program Award for Academic Excellence.



L. Mazzaro, D. Muñoz-Esparza, J. Lundquist, R. Linn. “Nested mesoscale-to-LES modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer in the presence of under-resolved convective structures”. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, American Geophysical Union (In Review).