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.


  • Britni
    Crocker

    Britni’s models could help make treatments for brain-related conditions more effective....

  • Nicholas
    Frontiere

    The models Nick works on capture the evolution of the universe....

  • Brenhin
    Keller

    Brenhin analyzes geochemical databases to probe the Earth’s early geology. ...

  • Justin
    Lee

    He’s using computational imaging to better diagnose or treat disease....

  • Jesse
    López

    He creates computational models of the Columbia River estuary to understand its biogeochemistry....

  • Miles
    Lubin

    Miles develops algorithms for problems such as efficiently managing the power grid....

  • Victor
    Minden

    His techniques exploit physics and spatial relationships to efficiently solve problems....

  • Sherwood
    Richers

    The methods he develops could help elucidate the universe’s most energetic phenomena....

  • Andrew
    Stershic

    The mathematical methods Andrew develops help predict and understand how materials shatter at the mi...

  • Melissa
    Yeung

    Topology fascinates Melissa....