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Rastko Sknepnek

Distinguished University Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Physics
Syracuse University
Room 369
Physics Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

e-mail:
phone: +1-315-443-3895 (office)
+1-515-520-1598 (cell)

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Academic Positions

  • distinguished university postdoctoral scholar2012 to present
    Soft Matter Program
    Department of Physics, Syracuse University
  • research associate2009 to 2012
    Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
    advisor: Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz
  • postdoctoral research associate2006 to 2009
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University and Ames Lab
    advisors: Prof. Joerg Schmalian (Physics) and Prof. Monica H. Lamm (Chemical and Biological Engineering)
  • postdoctoral research associate2004 to 2006
    Department of Physics, McMaster University
    advisors: Prof. Catherine Kallin and Prof. A. John Berlinsky.
  • research assistant2002 to 2004
    Department of Physics, Missouri Univerity of Scinece and Technology
    advisor: Prof. Thomas Vojta
  • research assistant2000 to 2002
    Institute for Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
    advisor: Prof. Thomas Vojta

Education

  • PhD in Physics2004
    Missouri Univerity of Scinece and Technology (formerly Univeristy of Missouri-Rolla)
    adviser: Prof. Thomas Vojta
    Note: Transferred from TU Chemnitz (Germany) to MST in 2002 following Prof. Vojta's appointment at MST.
  • Diploma in Theoretical Physics2000
    Belgrade University, Serbia
    adviser: Prof. Sava Milosevic

Honors and Awards

  • Scherer Graduate Research Prize for best graduate student research2002
  • Scholarship for Talented Students awarderd by Oil Industry of Serbia1995

Computer skills

  • C/C++
    including Standard Template Library(STL) and boost library
    wrote over 150,000 lines of code
  • Pyhton
    wrote over 80,000 lines of code
  • Fortran 77/90
    wrote over 10,000 lines of code
  • Shared (OpenMP) and distributed (MPI) memory parallel programming.
  • Graphics card programming with NVIDIA CUDA
    contributing developer of HOOMD-Blue package
  • Molecular dynamics packages LAMMPS and HOOMD
  • Linux system administration:
    • designed and built a 64 nodes diskless Beowolf cluster at MST - Pegasus cluster
    • design and administration of a hybrid CPU/GPU cluster at Northwestern - TARDIS cluster

References

  1. Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
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  2. Prof. Joerg Schmalian
    Institut fuer Theorie der Kondensierten Materie, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
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  3. Prof. Thomas Vojta, Department of Physics
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
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  4. Prof. Monica H. Lamm
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
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