Carolyn Phillips

Assistant computational scientist

Carolyn Phillips received a B.S. in mathematics from MIT in 1999 and a M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2001.  She also served five years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant and working as a nuclear propulsion research project engineer directly with two DOE labs.  During this time she earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. She held a DOE Computational Science Grauduate Fellowshipfrom 2006 to 2011 and received her  Ph.D. in applied physics and scientific computing from the University of Michigan.  Subsequently, she was the Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Argonne/University of ChicagoComputation Institute.

Research Interests

  • Using large-scale computation  to discover the underlying principles of self-organized mesoscale material systems
  • Using advanced computing to accelerate the discovery of new types of materials based on self-assembled systems
  • Bridging the gap between the predictive power of computational simulations and the synthesis of new materials in the laboratory
  • Developing algorithms for accelerating the mapping of the design space for complex adaptive matter materials