Army computational chemist delivers lecture to theoreticians

March 30, 2016

By ARL Public Affairs

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  • Dr. DeCarlos Taylor, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, discussed current ARL efforts underway focusing on creation of a predictive, quantum mechanically informed, multiscale modeling and simulation capability for energetic and armor materials

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 10, 2016) – An Army computational chemist delivered a plenary lecture at the 56th Sanibel Symposium at St. Simon's Island, Georgia, Feb. 16.

Dr. DeCarlos Taylor, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, discussed current ARL efforts underway focusing on creation of a predictive, quantum mechanically informed, multiscale modeling and simulation capability for energetic and armor materials.

Event organizers described the symposium as the "theory meeting for theoreticians," according to the website.

The symposium, which began in 1961, is the oldest meeting uniquely dedicated to quantum chemistry, dynamics and condensed matter physics.

"The meeting is organized and attended by many of the world's leaders in electronic structure theory," Taylor said. "We identified new state-of-the-art methods that will impact ARL's multiscale research program for future efforts."

Taylor also met with principal investigators of Army Research Office-funded theoretical chemistry research projects.

"I had discussions with multiple graduate students who expressed interest in becoming postdoctoral researchers in ARL's multiscale modeling program," Taylor said.


The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: March 30, 2016