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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


Open position: MICCoM Managing Director

An open position for a Managing Director is available at the University of Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.

Application:
Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both gagalli@uchicago.edu and handlin@uchicago.edu, with “MICCoM Managing Director” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).


Open position: Software Engineer

An open position for a software engineer is available at Argonne National Laboratory at MICCoM.

Application:
Candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to both gagalli@uchicago.edu and mgovoni@uchicago.edu, with “Software Engineer or Programmer Application” in the subject line (PDF attachments only).


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.

Contact: handlin@uchicago.edu


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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