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.


  • Casey
    Berger

    Casey left a Hollywood career to pursue quantum physics research....

  • Maximilian
    Bremer

    Max blew away limits on a hurricane simulation’s performance....

  • Brian
    Cornille

    Brian’s mathematical methods could help advance fusion energy....

  • Ian
    Dunn

    Ian’s models can help us understand quantum mechanical interactions. ...

  • Julia
    Ebert

    Julia weaves biology, technology and more to explore behavior, swarms and space....

  • Sarah
    Elliott

    Sarah’s practicum led her to model combustion reactions....

  • Harshil
    Kamdar

    His models follow star formation and movement through the galaxy....

  • Carson
    Kent

    Carson began working on DOE supercomputers in high school....

  • Hannah
    Klion

    In a field that marks time in billions of years, she studies short-lived phenomena....

  • Yuexia
    Lin

    She seeks new ways to track the interactions of fluids and solids....

  • Noah
    Mandell

    Noah’s domain is the turbulent world of fusion plasmas....

  • Kelly
    Moran

    A DOE lab job led Kelly to use statistics to study disease....

  • Mario
    Ortega

    High-performance computing helps Mario predict neutron activity....

  • Clay
    Sanders

    To demonstrate his methods, Clay calculates properties for acoustic cloaking....

  • Laura
    Watkins

    Her research has taken her from dirt to fundamental drug mechanisms....

  • Alexander
    Williams

    His mathematical methods help researchers grasp how brains work....