Timothy Berkelbach awarded Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry (2/15/18)

The Sloan Research Fellowships promote fundamental research by early-career scientists, in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Timothy Berkelbach's research focuses on electronic and optical properties of novel nanoscale materials.

Paul Nealey elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2/7/18)

Nealey was recognized "for the development of directed self-assembly of block copolymers as an industrially significant process for nanolithography." His research often collaborates closely with computa tional efforts within MICCoM.

Jonathan Whitmer wins NSF CAREER award (1/26/18)

Whitmer was awarded the NSF's most prestigious award for early-career faculty for "Designing Colloidal Materials By Tilting the Free Energy Surface." The award supports the use of powerful computational modeling to develop a comprehensive picture of the clusters colloidal materials are likely to assemble into, and how specific aggregates may be achieved by modifying the structure and composition of colloidal particles.

SSAGES paper published in J. Chem. Phys. (1/22/18)

Paper on Software Suite for Advanced General Ensemble Simulations (SSAGES) methodology and examples was published, from Juan de Pablo and Jonathan Whitmer research groups.

Open positions: Software Engineer

Positions are open for software engineers at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.

Candidates may either apply here or may submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both and, with “Software Engineer or Programmer Application” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).

Paper by Juan de Pablo published in PNAS (12/4/2017)

Paper published in PNAS Electrostatic confinement and manipulation of DNA molecules for genome analysis by Juan de Pablo and collaborators, highlights COPPS validation example.

Juan de Pablo Receives 2018 APS Polymer Physics Prize

Professor Juan de Pablo has received the APS Polymer Physics Prize, given annually by the American Physical Society (APS), "for his innovative models and algorithms for the simulation of macromolecular systems." This prize was established in 1960 with The Dow Chemical Company now serving as chief supporter. The prize recognizes outstanding accomplishment and excellence of contributions in polymer physics research. It consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. For more information on the APS Polymer Physics Prize, please visit here

Paper by Olvera de la Cruz published in Phys Rev Lett

Paper published in Phys Rev Lett "Understanding Rare Earth Emulsions" by Monica Olvera de la Cruz and collaborators, highlighted on the DOE office of science home page.

Paper selected as Editor's Choice article by JCP

The paper entitled "Parallel O(N) Stokes’ solver towards scalable Brownian dynamics of hydrodynamically interacting objects in general geometries" co-authored by X. Zhao, J. Li, X. Jiang, D. Karpeev, and Argonne researchers Heinonen and de Pablo, describes new, highly parallel algorithms (and the corresponding software) for calculation of hydrodynamic interactions in suspensions of nano-and micro-particles. The article has been chosen as a 2017 Editor's Choice article by The Journal of Chemical Physics. The new software is distributed as part of the COPSS suite by MICCoM.

APS launches Physics Next Meetings

A new series of topical workshops hosted by the editors of the Physical Review kicks off with materials design and discovery.

APS launches Physical Review Materials

Giulia Galli has been named to the Editorial Board of Physical Review Materials

Juan de Pablo elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Juan de Pablo has been elected to National Academy of Engineering, for “design of macromolecular products and processes via scientific computation.”

Monica Olvera de la Cruz received the 2017 Polymer Prize of the APS

Monica Olvera de la Cruz has been awarded the 2017 Polymer Prize of the American Physical Society, “for outstanding contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers, and the effects of electrostatic interactions on their structure and properties.”

Argonne OutLoud public lecture on Computational Materials Modeling by Maria Chan

Maria Chan recently gave an Argonne OutLoud public lecture on Computational materials modeling at Argonne, entitled "From Atoms to Clean Energy Technologies".

WEST Data Collections are live - 20 June 2016

New WEST Data Collections provide open web-based access to electronic structure properties computed with WEST. Explore the GW100 and GWSOC81 sets.

MICCoM Wiki space - June 2016

A new Wiki space, hosted at the University of Chicago, is now accessible to all MICCoM members, allowing for smooth communications, exchange of ideas and circulation of knowledge within the Center.

Quantum Science Research website live

New Release of WEST - April 2016

The WEST code now includes option to obtain optical coefficients of solids and molecules, including local field effects.

Giulia Galli gives one of the memorial lectures celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kohn-Sham Density Functional Theory

Postdoctoral positions are available at MICCoM in all Partner Institutions.


Paper appeared in Science

A paper on "Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids" appeared in Science, with François Gygi as co-author.

2016 James C. McGroddy Prize to Mercouri Kanatzidis

Award Citation: For seminal contributions to the discovery of new families of thermoelectric materials with the highest known figure of merit.

ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry honouring Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Award Citation: For pioneering achievements in the development and understanding of metal chalcogenide chemistry.

INCITE computational time award 2015 to Giulia Galli

ESP computational time award 2015 to Giulia Galli

DOE announces Computational Materials Sciences Awards

One of the three centers, MICCoM (Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials) is established at Argonne National Lab and is led by Prof. Giulia Galli. MICCoM's mission is to develop open-source advanced software tools to help the scientific community model, simulate and predict the fundamental properties and behavior of nanoscale and mesoscale materials for energy conversion technologies — including metastable materials assembled far from equilibrium conditions.

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