Paul is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Scientific Computing Group. Paul’s work at ORNL focuses on optimizing chemical software in correlation with the Exascale Computing Project (ECP).
Prior to joining ORNL, Paul obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focused on implementing path integral quantum Monte Carlo methods to explore the role of zero-point motion and three-body interactions in the lattice dynamics of solid He-4 systems. Paul also obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from Union University. His research there focused on diastereomer separation and synthetic optimization for sodium glucoheptonate.
When not working, Paul enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and film.