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.


  • Alnur
    Ali

    Alnur left a job with Microsoft to pursue machine-learning research....

  • Richard
    Barnes

    Richard is applying computational science to areas where it has been little used....

  • Nicholas
    Boffi

    Nick’s materials models test physical theories with broad implications....

  • Emmet
    Cleary

    An Australian research trip drew him to computational science....

  • Zane
    Crawford

    His love of music led him into electrical engineering....

  • Hannah
    De Jong

    Hannah seeks genetic clues to a damaging heart condition....

  • Ian
    Dunn

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

  • Morgan
    Hammer

    Morgan models chemistry's fundamental interactions....

  • Alex
    Kell

    Alex uses computational models and brain scans to study how we hear....

  • Hannah
    Klion

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

  • Noah
    Mandell

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

  • Helena
    Qi

    Helena uses computing to explore proteins’ intricate interactions....

  • Danielle
    Rager

    Danielle’s models could have implications for brain research and robotics. ...

  • Jay
    Stotsky

    He’s computed one of the world’s most accurate biofilm models....

  • Gerald
    Wang

    Jerry’s simulations help us understand how fluids behave in tiny spaces....

  • Kathleen
    Weichman

    Plasmas fascinate Kathleen, who uses computers to predict their behavior....