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.
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.
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.
Paper on Software Suite for Advanced General Ensemble Simulations (SSAGES) methodology and examples was published, from Juan de Pablo and Jonathan Whitmer research groups.
Positions are open for software engineers at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.
Application: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, with “Software Engineer or Programmer Application” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).
Paper published in PNAS Electrostatic confinement and manipulation of DNA molecules for genome analysis by Juan de Pablo and collaborators, highlights COPPS validation example.
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
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.
A new series of topical workshops hosted by the editors of the Physical Review kicks off with materials design and discovery.
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.”
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.
A paper on "Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids" appeared in Science, with François Gygi as co-author.
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.