Address

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Department of Physics and Astronomy
5110 Rockhill Rd., Flarsheim Hall #257
Kansas City, MO, 64110

Contact Information

Call: +1-816-235-5945

Email: rulisp@umkc.edu

Research Interests

  • Amorphous Materials
  • Computational Materials Physics
  • Electronic Structure
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • OLCAO
  • Reverse Monte Carlo

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

Education

  1. December 2005

    Interdisciplinary PhD, Physics and Computer Networking

    University of Missouri - Kansas City
  2. May 1998

    BS, Computer Science

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Appointments

  1. 2006-2008
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Missouri - Kansas City
  2. 2009-2011
    Research Assistant Professor
    University of Missouri - Kansas City
  3. 2011-2017
    Assistant Professor
    University of Missouri - Kansas City