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Lev Gelb
Associate Professor-Material Science Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: RL10, Room No.: RL4710 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-5644    URL Research Group Website    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 PhDTheoretical ChemistryCambridge University1995
 BAChemistryColumbia University1992
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Research Interests
  • First-principles molecular simulations
  • New methods for free energy and phase equilibria calculations
  • Gas adsorption, capillary phenomena and confined phase equilibria
  • Energy storage and transduction
  • Nanostructured and amorphous porous materials
  • High-performance computing
  • Potential (force-field) development
  • Nucleation
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Liquid structure theory
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"Thermodynamic and structural properties of finely discretized on-lattice hard-sphere fluids: virial coefficients, free energies and direct correlation functions," D. W. Siderius and L. D. Gelb, J. Chem. Phys. 131 (2009) 084503.
Peer reviewed
"Modeling amorphous porous materials and confined fluids," L. D. Gelb, MRS Bulletin 34 No. 8 (August 2009) pp. 553-624.
Magazine/newsletter articles
"Structure, Thermodynamics and Solubility in Tetromino Fluids," B. C. Barnes, D. W. Siderius and L. D. Gelb, Langmuir 25 (2009) pp. 6702-6716.
Peer reviewed
"Predicting Gas Adsorption in Complex Microporous and Mesoporous Materials Using a New Density Functional Theory of Finely Discretized Lattice Fluids," D. W. Siderius and L. D. Gelb, Langmuir 25 (2009) pp. 1296-1299.
Peer reviewed
"Impact of Diffusion on Concentration Profiles Around Near-Critical Nuclei and Implications For Theories of Nucleation and Growth," J. Diao, R. Salazar, K. F. Kelton and L. D. Gelb, Acta Materialia, 56 (2008) pp. 2585-2591.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-presentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
2006-2010Associate ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry Washington University in St. Louis
2002-2006Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry Washington University in St. Louis
1999-2002Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry Florida State University
2008-2010Phase Change Materials for Data StorageWU Center for Materials Innovation25000Previous
2007-2010First-principles Monte Carlo simulations of fluid phase equilibria at extreme conNational Science Foundation381806Current
2006-2010Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure for Phase-Space Mapping - Free Energies, Phase Equilibria and Transition PathsNational Science Foundation615000Current
2006-2009Three-dimensional reconstruction of mesoporous materials from gas adsorption and structure factor dataACS Petroleum Research Fund80000Previous
2005-2008CRIF: Purchase of a Resource for Computational ChemistryNational Science Foundation132558Previous
2007-2007DURIP: Acquisition of a computer system for first-principles simulations of molecular solidsArmy Research Office157655Previous
2005-2006Nucleation ControlWU Center for Materials Innovation15000Previous
2005-2006Materials for Hydrogen StorageWU Center for Materials Innovation11500Previous
2002-2006CAREER: Multi-Scale Modeling of Sol-Gel MaterialsNational Science Foundation433900Previous
2001-2002Parallel molecular simulations of nano-scale bubble formation and collapse dynamicsResearch Corporation34000Previous
2003Generation of computer graphics of silica aerogelsCabot Corporation8000Previous
2000Computational Modeling of Nanoporous Silica XeroFSU Council on Research and Creativity10000Previous
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 Additional Information
  • NSF CAREER Award Multi-scale modeling of sol-gel materials, 2002-2006.
  • CISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship (at the Cornell Theory Center) NSF, 1996-1998.
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship National Science Foundation, 1994-1995.
  • Honorary Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar, University of Cambridge, 1994-1995.
  • British Marshall Scholarship Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, 1992-1994.
  • 'Best Poster Prize' Molecular Liquids Conference, 1993.
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Junior) Columbia University, 1991.
  • Perkin-Elmer Corporate Scholarship Perkin Elmer, Inc., 1991.

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