Jackelyn Martinez, a member of the Phillpot Group, successfully defended her PH.D. dissertation on March 22, 2016 and officially graduated in May 2016. She began a position as a staff scientist at Corvid Technologies (http://www.corvidtec.com/) on July 1st 2016. Her dissertation title was “Methodologies and Tools for the Development of Empirical Potentials with Application for Nitrogen Containing Compounds.” She will officially graduate in May 2016.
Her dissertation is available here:2016_Martinez_Dissertation
Two papers have been published so far from her dissertation:
J. A. Martinez, D. Yilmaz, T. Liang, S. B. Sinnott and S. R. Phillpot, Fitting Interatomic Potentials, Current Opinions in Solid State and Materials Science, 17, 263-270 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cossms.2013.09.001
J. A. Martinez, A. Chernatynskiy, D. E. Yilmaz, T. Liang (梁涛), S. B. Sinnott and S. R. Phillpot, Potential Optimization Software for Materials (POSMat), Computer Physics Communications, 203, 201-211 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2016.01.015