June 13-15 2016, Josh Leveillee attended the 2016 Blue Waters Supercomputer Symposium in Sunriver, Oregon. The goal of the symposium is to bring together National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NSCA) staff, Blue Waters researchers, and National Science Foundation (NSF) representatives to discuss cutting edge computational work performed on the Blue Waters supercomputer. Topics discussed, by a wide range of multinational researchers, included climate science, materials science, condensed matter physics, sociology, astrophysics, and more. Talks were primarily focused on the broader impact of research and how Blue Waters allows computational scientists to determine important results.
Josh presented his work that is focused on the optical properties of organo-metallic hybrid solar cell materials and the unique challenges in understanding their underlying optical properties. Blue Waters allows our team to closely analyze opto-electronic phenomena in this particular type of material and assess their viability as a solar cell material. Furthermore, we have advanced connections with fellow researchers and the NSCA staff to enhance our research capabilities on Blue Waters. Josh's project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-1437230.