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    Timothy C. Germann is in the Physics and Chemistry of Materials Group (T-1) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Tim earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University in 1995, where he was a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow. At LANL, Tim has used large-scale classical MD simulations to investigate shock, friction, detonation, and other materials dynamics issues using BlueGene/L, Roadrunner, and other DOE/NNSA supercomputer platforms. He also led the development of the EpiCast large-scale epidemiological simulation model, and its use in the assessment of mitigation strategies for outbreaks of either naturally emerging orintentionally released infectious diseases, including pandemic influenza, work which directly informed the U.S. pandemic planning process He is the Director of the DOE/ASCR “Exascale Co-Design Center for Materials in Extreme Environments,” and leads the high strain-rate team in the DOE/BES “Center for Materials in Mechanical and Irradiation Extremes (CMIME),” an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). Tim has coauthored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications with more than 2200 citations, and is currently vicechair (becoming chair-elect in 2012 and chair in 2013) of the APS Division of Computational Physics. He has received an IEEE Gordon Bell Prize for high-performance computing (1998; also a finalist in 2005 and 2008), three LANL Distinguished Performance Awards (2005, 2007, and 2009), two NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence (2006 and 2007), the LANL Fellows’ Prize for Research (2006), and the LANL Distinguished Copyright Award (2007); and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011).

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