Gus L. W. Hart
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Brigham Young University
N249 Eyring Science Center
Provo Utah 84602
Phone: (801) 422-7444
Fax: (801) 422-0553
Home Page: http://msg.byu.edu
- 1999-2001 Post-Doctoral Researcher
Solid State Theory Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO 80401
Supervisor: Alex Zunger
Research topic: Theoretical solid state physics of (a) ordered alloys and (b) composition modulated alloys
- 19981999 Graduate Student Researcher
Materials Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Collaborator: John Klepeis
- 19941999 Graduate Student
Ph.D. in Physics, from the University of California, Davis
Dissertation Title: Electronic-Structure Studies of Materials Properties and Stability in Transition Metal-Metalloid Compounds
Committee: Barry M. Klein (Advisor), Warren E. Pickett, C.Y. Fong.
- 19901994 Undergraduate
B.S., Japanese and Physics, Brigham Young University, August 1994.
Japanese Ministry of Education Research Fellowship Program (Monbusho)
Historical Linguistics and Japanese History, Shizuoka University, Japan
Advisor: Dr. Hidesaburo Hara.
Scholarships and Fellowships
- UC Davis Physics Department Fellowships, Fall 1994, Winter 1995, Spring 1995, Spring 1998.
- Academic merit scholarships, Brigham Young University, 19921994.
- Fellowship, Summer Professional Program in Technical Japanese in Engineering and Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer 1994.
- Japanese Ministry of Education Research Fellowship, Shizuoka, Fall 1990Fall 1991.
- National Science Foundation (PI) with Candace Lang, “World Materials Network: Discovering Novel Alloys Via a Combined Computational and Experimental Approach" (5 years, 2009-2014)
- National Science Foundation (PI) with Stefan Mueller, “World Materials Network: Large-scale Modeling of Nanostructural Evolution in Binary Alloys" (3 years, 2006-2009, completed)
- National Science Foundation (PI) with Stefan Mueller, “NSF-Europe: Computer-Based Discovery of Novel, Low-Temperature Structures in Intermetallic Compounds" (3 years, completed)
- Research Corporation (PI) with Chris Wolverton, “A Study of Mg-based Hexagonal Alloys” (2 years, extended to a third year, completed)
- Hooper Undergraduate Research Award with Laura Soito and Brian Kolb (undergraduate researchers), “Predicting Sequence-Dependent Properties of DNA Using Cluster Expansion ” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)
- Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant (PI), “Proof of Principle: Designing Evolutionary Algorithms for Alloy Modeling” (1 year, completed)
- NASA Space Grant with Brian Kolb (undergraduate researcher), “Study of Magnesium-based Binary Alloys” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)
- Hooper Undergraduate Research Award with Brett Irwin and Chris Varney (undergraduate researchers), “Developing a hexagonal cluster expansion for modeling lightweight alloys” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)
- Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant (PI), “Boron alloying of GaN” (1 year, completed)
- NASA Space Grant with Shanadeen Begay (undergraduate researcher), “Vacancy ordering and non-stoichiometry in TiC ” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)