Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Erik W Draeger


Email: draeger1@llnl.gov
Phone: 925-423-3650

Mailing address:
Erik W Draeger
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Box 808, L-561
Livermore, CA 94551-0808

Erik Draeger is a computational physicist currently working in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in September 2001 as a postdoc in the Quantum Simulations Group. His research interests include first-principles simulation methods such as density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo for use in predictive materials simulations. He is currently working on the first-principles molecular dynamics code Qbox, which was recently awarded the 2006 Gordon Bell Award for a record sustained performance of 207 TFlop/s on the BlueGene/L supercomputer.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 and later earned a Master's and a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2001, working with Professor David Ceperley on path integral Monte Carlo simulations of superfluid helium droplets and surfaces.

Selected Publications

Francois Gygi, Erik W. Draeger, et al., "Large-Scale Electronic Structure Calculations of High-Z Metals on the BlueGene/L Platform," Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2006 Conference. (2006 Gordon Bell Award Winner.)

Francois Gygi, Erik W. Draeger, et al., "Large-Scale First-Principles Molecular Dynamics Simulations on the BlueGene/L Platform Using the Qbox Code," Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2005 Conference. (2005 Gordon Bell Award Finalist.)

Erik W. Draeger, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Andrew J. Williamson, and Giulia Galli, "Optical properties of passivated silicon nanoclusters: the role of synthesis", J. Chem. Phys. 120, 10807 (2004).

Jeffrey C. Grossman, Eric Schwegler, Erik W. Draeger, Francois Gygi, and Giulia Galli, "Towards an assessment of the accuracy of density functional theory for first principles simulations of water", J. Chem. Phys. 120, 300 (2004).

E. W. Draeger and D. M. Ceperley, "Bose condensation at 4He interfaces", Proceedings of the 2003 Fundamental Physics Conference, NASA, Oxnard, CA.

Erik W. Draeger, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Andrew J. Williamson, and Giulia Galli, "Synthesis dynamics of passivated silicon nanoclusters", Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 239, 11 (2003).

Erik W. Draeger, Jeffrey C. Grossman, Andrew J. Williamson, and Giulia Galli, "Influence of synthesis conditions on the structural and optical properties of passivated silicon nanoclusters", Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 167402 (2003).

E. W. Draeger and D. M. Ceperley, "Superfluidity in a doped helium droplet", Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 065301 (2003).

E. W. Draeger and D. M. Ceperley, "Bose-Einstein condensation at a helium surface", Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 015301 (2002).

E. W. Draeger and D. M. Ceperley, "The Debye-Waller factor in solid 3He and 4He", Phys. Rev. B 61, 12094 (2000).


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