Summer Fellowships in Computational Chemistry & Materials Science at LLNL

Announcing the 2010 Computational Chemistry and Material Science (CCMS) Summer Institute: Materials Research for Energy at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore and learn some of the cutting-edge methods in computational materials sciences, computational chemistry, and other related areas of computational science during their early years of graduate study.

Each student will spend ten weeks at LLNL as the guest of an LLNL host scientist, working on a computational materials research project related to energy. In addition, renowned experts in the field from major research universities and national laboratories around the country will present a series of mini-courses for the student fellows. These courses will cover state-of-the-art and emerging computational methods in materials research for energy. There is a great deal of excitement in the computational science community for investigating various aspects of materials for energy-related problems. At the same time, there is an urgent need to train the next generation of scientists in the use of the latest computational methods and approaches for solving these challenging problems.

LLNL is one of the leading national laboratories of US Department of Energy, and is well known for its state-of-the-art computational science capabilities. Summer fellows will be selected from among an open pool of applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in computational sciences, especially materials science and chemistry.

The Institute will run from June 8 to August 13, 2010. Travel funds and a generous stipend will be provided to the participants. In order to be considered, prospective participants will need to fill out an application form that can be found at the following website:

http://www.llnl.gov/ccms/

The application deadline is February 15, 2010.