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Materials Simulations Expert Wins Best Poster Prize

Student praised for "contributing to the quality and success of ... the materials research community"

January 20, 2009 —

A simulation of the behavior of millions of atoms in combustion brought graduate student Weiqiang Wang a 'best poster' prize at the Materials Research Society's Fall 2008 meeting in Boston.
Burn! Multi-million atom simulation models combustion

Wang collaborated with  Priya Vashishta, Rajiv Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano and Richard Clark on the poster, "Multimillion Atoms Molecular Dynamics Study of Combustion Mechanism of Aluminum Nanoparticles." 

The supercomputing laboratory directed by Vashishta in which the research was done specializes in modeling and visualizing processes on an atomic and molecular scale, using models with multi-million or even billions of particles.

Wang is enrolled in both the Viterbi School's Department of Computer Science and the College Astronomy and Physics and Mathematics Departments.

Symposium Administrator Donna J. Gillespie thanked Wang "for contributing to the quality and success of this meeting and the materials research community."