Background

Ashleigh is a postdoctoral research associate in the Scientific Computing Group within the Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL. Ashleigh joined the group in August 2017 after receiving her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry along with an Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May 2017. Her background is in quantum Monte Carlo simulations of highly quantum condensed phase systems.

As a member of the Scientific Computing Group, Ashleigh will be involved in both applied computational chemistry research as well as the development and optimization of quantum chemistry software packages in order to efficiently use the computing resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

Education

2017
University of Tennessee
Theoretical Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2012
Baylor University
Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Publications

2017 - Ashleigh L. Barnes and Robert J. Hinde, "Three-body interactions and the elastic constants of HCP solid He-4," J. Chem. Phys. 147 (2017): 114504

2017 - Ashleigh L. Barnes and Robert J. Hinde, "Effect of three-body interactions on the zero-temperature equation of state of HCP solid He-4," J. Chem. Phys. 146 (2017): 094510

2016 - Ashleigh L. Barnes and Robert J. Hinde, "Search for anisotropy in the Debye-Waller factors of HCP solid He-4," J. Chem. Phys. 144 (2016): 084505