Computational Physics Group

CPG Team

Contact Information

Call: +1-816-235-5945

Email: rulisp@umkc.edu

Paul Rulis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
CPG Group Leader

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Biography

Prof. Rulis joined the UMKC faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2011. He leads the Computational Physics Group and is Co-leader of the Electronic Structure Group with Curators’ Prof. Wai-Yim Ching. His research interests center around the theme of computational condensed matter physics and materials science. Prof. Rulis splits his time approximately evenly between the development of computational methods and the application of them to outstanding or novel materials problems. Details about this work and can be found at the following web sites (1, 2). Prof. Rulis is a member of the Campus Champions organization for helping people at UMKC to learn about, gain access to, and use the computer systems of the XSEDE project.

Academic Credentials

University of Missouri – Kansas City: Condensed Matter Physics (Ph.D. 2005)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Computer Science (B.Sc. 1998)

Teaching Areas

Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Thermal Physics
Theoretical Mechanics
Statistical Physics
Applied Scientific Computing

Paul Rulis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
CPG Group Leader

Call: +1-816-235-5945

Email: rulisp@umkc.edu

Prakash Khanal

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Chemistry

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: pkfg5@mail.umkc.edu

Patrick “Ryan” Thomas

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Mathematics

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: prtnpb@mail.umkc.edu

Naseer Dari

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Chemistry

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: namc55@mail.umkc.edu

James Currie

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Computer Science

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: jecyrd@mail.umkc.edu

Jeffrey Harris

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Mathematics

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: jthq67@mail.umkc.edu

Mohammed Belhadj-Larbi

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Computer Science

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: mbm28@mail.umkc.edu

Joshua Sexton

MS Student
Physics

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: jrsrk2@mail.umkc.edu

Mofareh Ghazwani

Interdisciplinary PhD Student
Physics and Mathematics

Call: +1-816-235-2501

Email: magkdb@mail.umkc.edu

An Active Research Group

The Computational Physics Group is an active research group that is always looking for motivated students who are interested in computational materials physics.

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