Tuition and living expenses for four years in warm, sunny Tampa are available to pay for two students to move through graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in computational physical chemistry. The University of South Florida is North of the city, near MOSI and Bush Gardens, and approximately a 30-50 min drive from Tampa Bay and the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Ft. De Soto. USF itself is among the top 3 research universities in Florida, with over 45 faculty members in Chemistry, a top-notch research computing facility, member of the Florida high-tech corridor, and an emerging Research Cluster on Computational Theory & Practice.
The group needs computer-science inclined chemistry/engineering/physics/mathematics BS/BA, as we build a computational physical chemistry lab from the ground up.
We specialize in multiscale modeling to span the chasm between chemical theory and industrial practice. On the way, we will develop cutting-edge techniques in constrained optimization, computational geometry, symbolic algebra and parallel algorithms and apply them to the design and analysis of energy conversion processes occurring in nano- and micro-scale devices.
Success doing this work requires a personal drive to build connections to new application areas, confront challenging questions with massive numerical computations, and to present your work to outside audiences.
Interested applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and send a list of relevant experience and lofty aspirations, names of two references, and source code snippets to davidrogers -at usf.edu, and apply online with the USF graduate school. Unofficial transcripts may also be emailed to support your experience and background statements.