Photo credit: Seth Affoumado

Photo credit: Seth Affoumado

PI: Aurora Pribram-Jones

Current Position Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at UC Merced.

Education After completing her PhD in Chemistry from UC Irvine, where she studied with Kieron Burke as a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow, Dr. Pribram-Jones completed Lawrence and UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowships at LLNL and UC Berkeley.  She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, and her AS degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Foothill College. 

Research Dr. Pribram-Jones develops finite-temperature and ensemble electronic structure methods for use in materials science, quantum chemistry, and warm dense matter theory.  Dr. Pribram-Jones also collaborates with researchers at Harvey Mudd College, using high-performance computing to simulate ordered and disordered complex alloys. 

Community Her activities within the community have included coordinating the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute at LLNL, co-organizing fellowship writing workshops at UC Irvine, mentoring students at Harvey Mudd College and UC Irvine, and visiting elementary schools to discuss the many ways to be a chemist and how superheroes rely on metallurgy in the Marvel Universe.

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Brittany Harding

Graduate Student, CCB
Starting August 2018

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Vincent Martinetto

Graduate Student, CCB
Starting August 2018