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....

  • Hilary
    Egan

    Her models could help determine which exoplanets are most likely to be habitable....

  • Kyle
    Felker

    He's building a computational tool to make astrophysics models more accurate....

  • Thomas
    Holoien

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

  • Julian
    Kates-Harbeck

    Julian models the spread of ideas via social networks....

  • Aditi
    Krishnapriyan

    Her computational methods will help understand exotic new materials....

  • Mukarram
    Tahir

    With models of tiny particles, he finds ways to tweak cellular processes. ...

  • Joy
    Yang

    The video game character Pac-Man led Joy into computing....