Brian Puchala

Assistant Research Scientist

bpuchala@umich.edu

1207 ERB II

Bio



EDUCATION:

Ph.D. (MSE), University of Michigan, 2009
M.S.E. (MSE), University of Michigan, 2006
B.S.E. (MSE), University of Michigan, 2004

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

As a member of the PRedictive Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center, my research is focused on computational materials modeling of the thermodynamics and kinetics of crystalline materials through the development of new automated computational tools and materials databases. I am a co-lead developer of the open-source statistical mechanics software package, CASM, and a domain scientist helping to develop Materials Commons, a knowledge repository and collaboration platform for the materials community.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Aug 2011 - Jan 2013) with Prof. Anton Van der Ven, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (June 2009 - Jan 2013) with Prof. Dane Morgan, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Research Assistant (Aug 2004 - May 2009) with Prof. Michael Falk and Prof. Krishna Garikipati, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan