Biography

Education and Employment:

  • M.Sc.[Cand.] Applied Mathematical Physics, The Technical University of Denmark (1989)
  • Ph.D.[Lic.] Physics, The Technical University of Denmark (1991)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University (1991-1992)
  • Director’s Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1992-1994)
  • Technical Staff Member, Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1994-1999)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles (1996/1997)
  • Member, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (Summer,Fall 1998)
  • Professor, Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis (1999-2011)
  • Visiting Professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2010/2011)
  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis (2011-2014)
  • Chair, Applied Science Graduate Program, University of California, Davis (2011-present)
  • Faculty Scientist, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1999-present)
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis (2011-present)
  • Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis (2014-present)
  • Statewide Executive Director, California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) (2014-present, Interim until 06/2015)

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of The American Physical Society (2010)
  • 1999 R&D 100 Award (R&D Magazine)
  • 1997 Los Alamos Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 1996/1997, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1996 Award for Excellence in Industrial Partnerships, Los Alamos Industrial Partnership Office
  • 1993 Gordon Bell Prize, Honorable Mention, IEEE Computer Society

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