Group Members

PhD Students

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David Brown

David received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2015. His research interests include the optical properties of Si3P4.

Contact: m.fullarton@ufl.edu

Michele L. Fullarton

Michele received her B.S. in Physics and Japanese from Queensland University of Technology in 2005. She received her graduate certificate in mathematical sciences from Queensland University of Technology in 2011 and her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2016. Her research interests include: multiscale modeling, charge effects of dopants in semiconductor materials and materials for nuclear power applications– focusing on the thermodynamics of Zr-H systems. In her free time Michele enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, volunteering and traveling.

Contact: shubhampandey@ufl.edu

Shubham Pandey

Shubham received his B.Tech in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India in 2015. He received his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2017. His research interests include: radionuclide sequestration in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) using DFT calculations, thermodynamics and kinetics of alloyed nanoparticles and electronic structure properties of MOFs. In his free time Shubham enjoys playing cricket and swimming.

Contact: eragasa@ufl.edu

Eugene Ragasa

Eugene received his B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy. He received his M.A. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University and his M.S.E.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific. His research interests involve the uncertainty quantification in multiscale simulation and the rational design of classical interatomic potentials.

Contact: sly1993@ufl.edu

Linyuan (Mike) Shi

Linyuan received his B.S. in Powder Material Science and Engineering from Central South University in Changsha, China in 2016. He then went to University of Florida first as a master student, and later he joined Dr. Phillpot’s research group and began working on computational material science. His research interests involve using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to investigate the mechanical properties of ZrH2 system and the microstructure and thermomechanical properties of ablative heat shields.

Contact: sullberg@ufl.edu

R. Seaton Ullberg

Seaton received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 2019. His research interests involve using density functional theory (DFT) simulations of steel alloy systems to study corrosion in an internal combustion engine environment.

Contact: ximeng.wang@ufl.edu

Ximeng Wang

Ximeng received his B.S. from the Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include materials for nuclear power– to understand the thermodynamics and kinetics associated with the sequestration of radioactive cesium in a copper-hexacyanoferrate framework. In his free time Ximeng enjoys playing the Piano, playing badminton and photography.

MS Students

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Arvind Srikanth

Arvind received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. His research interests involve utilizing molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to investigate novel material systems. Currently he is working on materials for ablative heat shields for atmospheric re-entry. In his free time Arvind enjoys making music, playing basketball and tinkering with computer hardware.