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Kevin Schmidt

Research Associate

HPC Software Tools Group


Kevin joined TACC in 2018 as a Research Associate in the High Performance Computing Group. Prior to his position at TACC, Kevin studied materials design using electronic structure theory, taught several engineering courses at the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR), and was the HPC Administrator for the engineering compute cluster at UNR.


Selected Publications

K.M. Schmidt and V.R. Vasquez, "A generalized method for the inversion of cohesive energy curves from isotropic and anisotropic lattice expansions," Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2015, Vol 17, pp. 23423-23437. DOI:10.1039/C5CP03792A

K.M. Schmidt, O. Jaime, J.T. Cahill, D. Edwards, S.T. Misture, O.A. Graeve and V.R. Vasquez, "Surface termination analysis of stoichiometric metal hexaborides: insights from first-principles and XPS measurements," Acta Materialia, 2018, Vol 144, pp. 187-201. DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.10.045

K.M. Schmidt, O.A. Graeve and V.R. Vasquez, "Ab initio and molecular dynamics-based pair potentials for lanthanum hexaboride," J Phys Chem C, 2015, Vol 119, pp. 14288-14296. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01962


Education

B.S., Chemical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

M.S., Chemical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Areas of Research

  • Electronic Structure Methods
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Materials Design