Researchers come to the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship from a spectrum of backgrounds. Some may have little or no formal training in computation, but are eager to apply high-performance computing to their area of expertise, be it astrophysics, engineering or energy production. Others are steeped in computer science and mathematics and are seeking new ways to apply their skills. In these short profiles, fourth-year fellows discuss the fellowship, their research and their career goals.


  • Kathleen
    Alexander

    She investigates microscopic grain boundaries, where cracks and corrosions can start....

  • Chelsea
    Harris

    Her research focuses on better understanding a useful kind of supernova....

  • Thomas
    Holoien

    Computing helps him sift astronomical data to find supernovae and other phenomena....

  • David
    Ozog

    David seeks speedups to improve chemistry simulation performance. ...

  • David
    Plotkin

    David aims to more efficiently model strong hurricanes and typhoons....

  • Daniel
    Rey

    He works connecting computational models with observations about the systems they emulate....

  • Adam
    Richie-Halford

    Adam’s calculations could help explain an unusual astronomical occurrence....

  • Alexander
    Turner

    Alex takes present observations of methane gas emissions and backtracks to their sources. ...