Carolyn Phillips

  • Program Years: 2006-2010
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Applied Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Sharon Glotzer
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Applied Physics and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2012
    M.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 2003
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2001
    B.S. Mathematics, MIT, 1999

Current Status

  • Status: Senior Manager, Data Scientist at Capital One
  • Research Area: Computational Soft Matter


CL Phillips, P Littlewood,
Preface: Special Topic on Materials Genome
APL Materials 4 (5), 053001

AW Long, CL Phillips, E Jankowksi, AL Ferguson,
Nonlinear machine learning and design of reconfigurable digital colloids
Soft matter 12 (34), 7119-7135

A. E. Koshelev, I. A. Sadovskyy, C. L. Phillips, Optimization of vortex pinning by nanoparticles using simulations of the time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau model
Physical Review B 96, 060508

Guo, H, Phillips CL, Peterka T, Karpeyev D, Glatz A, Extracting, Tracking, and Visualizing
Flux Vortices in 3D, IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 2015

 Phillips CL, Peterka T, Karpeyev D, Glatz A, Detecting vortices in superconductors: Extracting
one-dimensional topological singularities from a discretized complex scalar eld, Physical Review E,
91 (2), 023311, 2015 (Editor's Suggestion)

 Vlasko-Vlasov V, Koshelev AE, Glatz A, Phillips CL, Welp U, Kwok W, Flux-cutting in high-Tc
superconductors, Physical Review B, 91, 014516, 2015

 Sadovskyy, IA,.Koshelev, AE, Phillips CL, Karpeyev DA, Glatz A, Stable large-scale solver for
Ginzburg-Landau equations for superconductors, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 294, Pages 639-654, August 2015

 Engel M, Damasceno PF, Phillips CL, Glotzer, SC, Computational self-assembly of a one-component
icosahedral quasicrystal, Nature Materials 14, 109-116, 2015

 Peterka T, Morozov D, Phillips CL, High-Performance Computation of Distributed-Memory Parallel
3D Voronoi and Delaunay Tessellation, Supercomputing 2014 Proceedings, 2014

 Phillips CL, Jankowski E, Jhoti Krishnatreya B, Edmund K, Sacanna S, Grier D, Pine, Glotzer SC,
Digital Colloids: Recon gurable Clusters as High Information Density Elements, Soft Matter, Volume
10, pages 7468-7479, 2014

 Phillips CL, A learning heuristic for space mapping and searching self-organizing systems using
adaptive mesh re nement, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 272, pages 799-813, 2014

Marson RL, Phillips CL, Anderson JA, Glotzer SC, Phase behavior and complex crystal structures
of self-assembled tethered nanoparticle telechelics, Nano Letters, Volume 14, Issue 4, pages 2071-2078, 2014

 Phillips CL, Voth, GA, Discovering Crystals Using Shape Matching and Machine Learning, Soft
Matter, Volume 9, Issue 35, pages 8552-8568, 2013. (2013 Hot Paper)

Carolyn Phillips, Eric Jankowski, Michelle Marval, Sharon Glotzer, Self Assembled Clusters of Spheres
Related to Spherical Codes, Physical Review E, Volume 86 Issue 4, 2012, (On arXiv: Phillips, Jankowski, Marval,Glotzer, Self Assembled Clusters of Spheres Related to Spherical Codes, arXiv, 2012,

Carolyn Phillips, Joshua Anderson, Elizabeth Chen, Sharon Glotzer, Optimal Fillings - A new space
subdivision problem related to packing and covering, Discrete Computational Geometry,
submitted, 2012, (On arXiv,

Carolyn Phillips, Joshua Anderson, Greg Huber, Sharon Glotzer, The Optimal Filling of Shapes, Physics
Review Letters, 108, 198304, 2012.

Carolyn Phillips, Sharon Glotzer, Effect of nanoparticle polydispersity on the self assembly of
polymer tethered nanospheres, Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 137, Issue 10,
104901, 2012,

Carolyn Phillips, Joshua Anderson, Sharon Glotzer, Pseudo-random number generation for Brownian Dynamics and Dissipative Particle Dynamics simulations on GPU devices, Journal of Computational Physics, 2011

Trung Nguyen, Carolyn Phillips, Joshua Anderson, Sharon Glotzer, Rigid body constraints realized in massively-parallel molecular dynamics on graphics processing units, Computer Physics Communications, 2011

Carolyn Phillips, Chris Iacovella, Sharon Glotzer, "Stability of the double gyroid phase to nanoparticle polydispersity in polymer-tethered nanosphere systems", Soft Matter, 2010, DOI: 10.1039/B911140A

Carolyn Phillips, Paul Crozier, "An energy-conserving two-temperature model of radiation damage in single-component and binary Lennard-Jones crystals," The Journal of Chemical Physics (Vol.131, Issue 7), 2009

Carolyn Phillips, Rudolph Magyar, Paul Crozer, "A two-temperature model of radiation damage in alpha-quartz", Journal of Chemical Physics, 133 (14), Oct 14 2010

Carolyn Phillips, John Brisson, Preliminary Experimental Results Using a Three-Stage Superfluid Stirling
Refrigerator, in Cryocoolers 12 (Plenum Press New York) ed. R. G. Ross, pg
681-686, March 2003.

Carolyn Phillips, The Development of a High Cooling Power and Low Ultimate Temperature
Three-Stage Superfluid Stirling Refrigerator. M.S. thesis, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, September 2001.

Carolyn Phillips, John Brisson, Dissipation in Metal Welded Bellows and its Consequences for Sub-Kelvin
Refrigerators, in Cryocoolers 11 (Plenum Press New York) ed. R. G. Ross, pg
605-612, March 2001.

Carolyn Phillips, The Level-Set Method, MIT: Undergraduate Journal of Mathematics, 1999. An
implementation of the Level-Set algorithm for approximating the dynamics of
disclination loops in nematic liquid crystal 8CB (4,4'-n-octylycynobiphenyl).


In Summer 2002, attended the Sante Fe Summer School for Complexity Theory in Budapest, Hungary. Awarded certificate of excellence (awarded to 3 of the 60 participants).

Summer School, Methods in Molecular Simulation, Sheffield UK, 2008

Summer School, Dynamics of Soft Matter Physics, Cargese France, 2008

1st Place, Computation Studies of Materials Structure & Characterization Oral Session, UM Engineering Symposium

2008 DOE CSGF Essay Contest Winner