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Materials Simulation Group

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
Email:
Home Page: http://msg.byu.edu

Academic Positions

Education/Post-Doctoral Experience

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • UC Davis Physics Department Fellowships, Fall 1994, Winter 1995, Spring 1995, Spring 1998.
  • Academic merit scholarships, Brigham Young University, 1992–1994.
  • 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 1990–Fall 1991.

Funded Projects

  1. National Science Foundation (PI) with Candace Lang, “World Materials Network: Discovering Novel Alloys Via a Combined Computational and Experimental Approach" (5 years, 2009-2014)
  2. National Science Foundation (PI) with Stefan Mueller, “World Materials Network: Large-scale Modeling of Nanostructural Evolution in Binary Alloys" (3 years, 2006-2009, completed)
  3. National Science Foundation (PI) with Stefan Mueller, “NSF-Europe: Computer-Based Discovery of Novel, Low-Temperature Structures in Intermetallic Compounds" (3 years, completed)
  4. Research Corporation (PI) with Chris Wolverton, “A Study of Mg-based Hexagonal Alloys” (2 years, extended to a third year, completed)
  5. 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)
  6. Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant (PI),  “Proof of Principle: Designing Evolutionary Algorithms for Alloy Modeling” (1 year, completed)
  7. NASA Space Grant with Brian Kolb (undergraduate researcher), “Study of Magnesium-based Binary Alloys” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)
  8. 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)
  9. Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant (PI),  “Boron alloying of GaN” (1 year, completed)
  10. NASA Space Grant with Shanadeen Begay (undergraduate researcher), “Vacancy ordering and non-stoichiometry in TiC ” (only provided student wages, 1 year, completed)
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