I received a BS in Chemistry and Physics in 1993 from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1998 from Iowa State University. My thesis in Theoretical Chemistry was focused on enhancing computational chemistry via enhanced methods such as a new ECP code allowing analytic second derivatives and through a better interface via my MacMolPlt program.
In December 1998 I joined the Scalable Computing Laboratory at Ames Laboratory as an Assistant Scientist. In September 2000 I was promoted to Associate Scientist. In 2007 I was promoted to my current rank of Scientist. My research in the SCL is focused on delivering more usable computing cycles to scientific applications. In particular my current work examines two significant problems on today's parallel computing systems. First is communication performance through technologies such as OpenFabrics. Second is the management software for parallel computer systems including node configuration and batch systems.
In September 2008 I left the SCL for a position at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.
I am the primary developer of MacMolPlt and the Macintosh version of GAMESS. If you have questions or comments about either of these programs feel free to send me an E-mail.