Each fellow's personal, academic and professional experience is unique, and adds to the program's diversity and texture. In these videos, nine fellows discuss their research, what drew them to the fellowship, and their post-Ph.D. plans. Collectively, they illustrate the breadth and depth of the DOE CSGF and why the research it supports is essential to national priorities. A written introduction to each segment is included below.
– Alnur Ali Carnegie Mellon University
Alnur chose the fellowship for its hands-on nature, especially the practicum and program of study. He is developing machine-learning methods with applications to sustainable energy.
– Hilary Egan University of Colorado at Boulder
At the University of Colorado, Hilary is using computers to model and study galaxy clusters, the largest structures in the universe. She likes how the fellowship lets her combine her interests in science and computer science.
– Kyle Felker Princeton University
Kyle wants to push computers to their limits with studies of complex astrophysical phenomena like black holes. He was attracted to the program’s tailored focus on computational science.
– Isha Jain Harvard University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Isha studies mitochondrial biology, a factor in diseases such as diabetes, in a joint Harvard University-Massachusetts Institute of Technology program. The program’s community of computational scientists is important to her.
– Alexander Kell Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computational science is Alex’s tool to understand hearing and how the brain processes auditory information. After graduation he plans to continue his research as a university professor.
– Daniel Rey University of California, San Diego
Daniel appreciates how the fellowship pushes him outside his area of interest into mathematics and computer science courses. He researches biophysics with an emphasis on data assimilation.
– Adam Richie-Halford University of Washington
After a term in the Peace Corps, Adam is studying nuclear physics and aiming for laboratory or teaching career in nuclear physics. He chose the DOE CSGF because he believes the program has a stake in his future.
– Alexander Turner Harvard University
Alex says the fellowship has broadened the horizons of his research. He uses computers to study atmospheric chemistry, especially the carbon cycle involving greenhouse gases like methane.
– Gerald Wang Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jerry researches the fluid mechanics surrounding carbon nanotubes. He values the program’s sense of community and the connections he’s made through it.