Ethan Coon

  • Program Years: 2005-2009
  • Academic Institution: Columbia University
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Marc Spiegelman
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2006)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Columbia Univerisity, 2010
    M.Phil. Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2006
    M.S. Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2004
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Rochester, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Research Area: Computational Ecosystem Hydrology


ET Coon, JD Moulton, SL Painter. Managing complexity in simulations of land surface and near-surface processes. Environmental Modelling & Software 78, 134-149 (2016)

SL Painter, ET Coon, AL Atchley, M Berndt, R Garimella, JD Moulton, ... Integrated surface/subsurface permafrost thermal hydrology: Model formulation and proof‐of‐concept simulations. Water Resources Research 52 (8), 6062-6077 (2016)

S Kollet, M Sulis, RM Maxwell, C Paniconi, M Putti, G Bertoldi, ET Coon, ... The integrated hydrologic model intercomparison project, IH‐MIP2: A second set of benchmark results to diagnose integrated hydrology and feedbacks. Water Resources Research 53 (1), 867-890 (2017)

A Dubey, K Antypas, E Coon, K Riley. Ch 1: Software Process for Multiphysics Multicomponent Codes. Software Engineering for Science. Edited by Jeffrey C.Carver Neil P.Chue Hong George K.Thiruvathukal Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press (2016)

AL Atchley, SL Painter, DR Harp, ET Coon, CJ Wilson, AK Liljedahl, ... Using field observations to inform thermal hydrology models of permafrost dynamics with ATS (v0. 83) Geoscientific Model Development 8 (9), 2701 (2015)

ET Coon, ML Porter, Q Kang. Taxila LBM: a parallel, modular lattice Boltzmann framework for simulating pore-scale flow in porous media. Computational Geosciences 18 (1), 17-27 (2014)

ML Porter, ET Coon, Q Kang, JD Moulton, JW Carey. Multicomponent interparticle-potential lattice Boltzmann model for fluids with large viscosity ratios. Physical Review E 86 (3), 036701 (2012)

RF Katz, MG Knepley, B Smith, M Spiegelman, ET Coon. Numerical simulation of geodynamic processes with the Portable Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 163 (1), 52-68 (2007)


- formerly NSF IGERT Fellow at Columbia University
- graduated with Highest Honors in Applied Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude from University of Rochester (2003)
- Univ. of Rochester Dept. of Mathematics prize for top graduating mathematician (2003)