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Electronic structure theory, equations of state, energetic materials research, continuum hydrodynamics simulation, coarse grain model, atomistic simulation of mater under extreme conditions, shear induced plastic flow, strength model, dislocation dynamics, surface and interface science.
Dr. Christine Wu joined the Condensed Matter Physics (H) Division at LLNL in 1993, after receiving her Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her graduate work with Prof. Emily Carter was on "Quantum Chemistry and Chemical Dynamics on Silicon Surfaces", for which she received the Products Research Corporation Prize for Excellence in Research in 1990. She holds a B.S. (1985) from Peking University, a M.S. (1988) from Purdue University, and was a recipient of the Johnson Wax Research Fellowship in 1987. Since joining LLNL, Christine has broadened her computational expertise to include density functional theory (DFT), tight binding, classical molecular dynamics, coarse grain modeling, hydrodynamics simulations, and dislocation dynamics with multi-directorate collaborations. Her recent work at LLNL focuses on equations of state and behavior of energetic materials and metals under high pressures, temperatures and shears.