Position:

Distinguished Research Professor

and The James G. Skofronick Professor of Physics

 

Office Address:

Department of Physics

Florida State University

413 Keen Building

Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350

Phone: (850) 644-6814

Fax: (850) 644-8630

E-mail: prikvold@fsu.edu


Degrees:

Candidatus Magisterii (BSc): University of Oslo, Norway, 1971

Candidatus Realium (MSc): University of Oslo, Norway, 1976

Japanese language certificate: Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan, 1977

PhD: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1983


Current and Recent Teaching:

Spring 2007: PHY 4513 (PHY 5515), Thermal and Statistical Physics.

Fall 2007: ISC 5316, Applied Computational Science II.

Fall 2009: PHY 2053C, College Physics A.

Spring 2012: PHZ 3113, Mathematical Physics.

Spring 2013: PHY 2054C, College Physics B.

Fall 2014: PHZ 4702, Biomedical Physics I.

 

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Research Interests:

Publication List with links to preprints and reprints.

Selected Recent Presentations with abstracts and copies of slides.

Meetings organized:

FSU research affiliations:

Current External Research Support:


Professional Experience:

 

Major Honors and Awards:

1983: Elected Full Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

1991: International Visiting Fellow, Tohwa University, Fukuoka, Japan.

1996: Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Science Fellowship.

1999: FSU Physics Department PAI Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.

2001: Elected Fellow of The American Physical Society (APS). For innovative and significant computational studies in statistical and condensed-matter physics, materials science, and electrochemistry, including development of novel algorithms to study the decay of metastable phases of matter.

2004: Elected Foreign Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

2010: Elected Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For distinguished contributions to computational statistical physics and its interdisciplinary applications in condensed-matter and materials physics, electrochemistry, computer science, biology, and engineering.

2013: Selected as an Outstanding Referee for the Journals of the American Physical Society (APS).

 

Professional Organizations:

The American Physical Society (Fellow)

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Foreign Member)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)

The Norwegian Physical Society

The Materials Research Society

The Electrochemical Society

Sigma Xi

 

Personal Data:

Born in Norway

 

Citizenship:

United States


Former and Present Students, Postdocs, and Long-term Visitors

Former and Present Undergraduate Research Students:

  1. David K. Hilton, FSU Physics, 1989-91.
    2003: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate, National High Magnetic Fields Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL.
  2. Lester Hightower, FSU Chemistry, 1993.
  3. Derek Barton, FSU Chemsitry, 1994.
    1999: B.A. in English, FSU.
    2006: M.A. in German, FSU.
    From 2006: Ph.D. student in Performance Studies, Northwestern University.
  4. Dean M. Townsley, FSU Physics, 1995-98.
    1998: Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship.
    1998-2004: Graduate student in Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara. Ph.D. 2004.
    2004-08: Postdoc, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Chicago.
    2008-09: Bart J. Bok Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona.
    From 2010: Assistant Prof. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Alabama.
  5. David Frey, FSU Physics Summer REU Fellow, 1997.
  6. Zachariah Kramer, FSU Chemistry, 1998.
  7. Christina J. Oberlin, FSU Physics, 1998-2002.
    2000: Awarded two-year Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
    2001: Inducted in Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.
    2002: Awarded NSF Graduate Fellopwship.
    2002: B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, FSU.
    2002-07: Graduate student in Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Ph.D. 2007.
    From 2007: Senior Quantitative Analyst, Interactive Data Corporation Fixed Income Analytics, Los Angeles, CA.
  8. Rami Al-Haddad, International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) Summer Intern from The University of Jordan, 1999.
  9. Shawn Havery, FSU Chemistry, 2000.
    2005: B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, FSU.
    From 2007: Undergraduate student in Physics, FSU.
  10. Daniel E. Roberts, FSU Physics, 2000-02.
    2001: Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
    2001: FSU Department of Physics Guenter Schwartz Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Physics and the Arts.
    2001: Inducted in Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.
    2002: Honorable Mention, 2002 NSF Graduate Fellowship competition.
    2002: B.S. in Physics, FSU.
    2003: M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    From 2004: Scientist, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Champaign, IL.
  11. Philip L. Coltharp, FSU Physics, 2001.
    2002: B.S. in Physics, FSU.
    2002-06: Graduate student in Physics, FSU. M.S. 2006.
    From 2006: Computer analyst, Florida Department of Corrections.
  12. Anton Souslov, FSU Physics, 2006.
    2006: B.S. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2006: Graduate Student in Physics, The University of Pennsylvania. Ph.D. 2011.
    From 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  13. Alan Kuhnle, FSU Physics, 2008-10.
    2009: Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
    2010: B.S. in Mathematics, FSU.
    From 2010: Graduate student in Mathematics, University of Florida.
  14. Anastasia Williamson, FSU Physics, 2008-09.
  15. Brett Israels, FSU Physics, 2009-12.
    From 2012: Graduate student in Chemistry, University of Oregon.
  16. Jesse Raffield, FSU Physics, 2012-13.
    From 2013: Graduate student in Physics, Lehigh University.
  17. David Miller, FSU Physics, 2013-present.

 

Former and Present Graduate Students:

  1. Bryan M. Gorman, 1990-94.
    1994: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    From 1995: Physicist, Applied Mathematics, Inc., Gales Ferry, CT.
  2. Christoph C. A. Günther, 1989-94.
    1994: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    From 1995: Researcher, Ideas, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
  3. Howard L. Richards, 1991-96.
    1995: FSU Sigma Xi chapter Fischer Award for best graduate student paper in science or psychology.
    1996: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    1996-97: Inoue Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan.
    1997-98: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany.
    1999-2000: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College park, MD.
    2000-07: Assistant Professor of Physics, Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX.
    From 2007: Assistant Professor of Physics, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
  4. Scott W. Sides, 1993-98.
    1998: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    1998-2001: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Integrated Materials Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM.
    2001-04: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
    From 2004: Scientist, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, CO.
  5. Steven J. Mitchell, 1997-2001.
    2001: FSU Department of Physics Dirac-Hellman Award for Theoretical Physics.
    2001: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    2002-05: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Eindoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
    2005-06: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Simulational Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
    From 2006: Software Leader - New Technologies Division, BP R&D Campus, Naperville, IL.
  6. Daniel Valdez-Balderas, 2000-01.
    2001: M.S. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2001: Graduate student in Physics, Ohio State University.
  7. Ibrahim Abou-Hamad, 2001-06.
    2006: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    2006-08: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Computational Sciences, Mississippi State University.
    2008-09: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware.
    2009-11: Postdoctoral Research Associate, MARTECH, FSU.
    2011-14: Scientist, BP R&D Campus, Naperville, IL.
    From 2014: Scientist, FlightSafety International, Tulsa, OK.
  8. Volkan Sevim, 2003-08.
    2008: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    2008-10: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Duke University.
    From 2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Francisco.
  9. Sam Hill Thompson, 2003-09.
    2009: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2009: Researcher, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, CA.
  10. Bernard Fendler, 2006-09.
    2009: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    2009-13, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
    From 2013: Computational Biologist, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA.
  11. Ryan Deskins, 2009.
    2009: M.S. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2010: Graduate student in Scientific Computing, FSU.
  12. Tjipto Juwono, 2006-12.
    2012: Ph.D. in Physics, FSU.
    From 2013: Director, Center for Econophysics, Surya University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  13. Chor-Hoi Chan, 2011-present.
  14. Alexander Gurfinkel, 2012-present.
  15. Hiram Menendez, 2013.
  16. Daniel Silva, 2014-present.

 

Other Graduate-Student Collaborators:

  1. Pedro Sacramento, 1988-89.
    1991: PhD in Physics, Temple University. Supervisorsa; James D. Gunton and Pedro Schlottmann.
    From 1992: Assistant Professor of Physics, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
  2. Burkhard Dünweg, 1988-89.
    1991: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Mainz, Germany. Supervisor: Kurt Binder.
    1991-93: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Center for Simulational Physics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
    1993-96: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Mainz.
    From 1996: Professor, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz.
  3. Qing Wang, 1991-93.
    1993: M.S. in Computer Science, FSU.
    1994-98: Software Engineer, The McGregor Group, Boston, MA.
    From 1998: Software Engineer, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA.
  4. Thomas Fiig, 1993.
    1994: Ph.D. in Physics, The Technical University of Denmark. Supervisors: Profs. Per-Anker Lindgård and Ole G. Mouritsen.
  5. Xuekun Kou, 1996-97. FAMU/FSU Electrical Engineering MS student. Supervisor: Prof. M.A. Novotny.
    1997: MS in Electrical Engineering, FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.
    1998-99: Graduate student in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    1999-2000: Graduate student in Computer Science, FSU.
    From 2000: Software Instructor, Gateway Computer Associates, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.
  6. Mukundan Chakrapani, 1999-2002. FSU Physics Ph.D. student. Supervisor: Prof. D.H. Van Winkle.
    2002: Ph.D. in Physics, Florida State University.
    2003-04: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
    2004-06: Trainee Patent Examiner, G. R. Bell and Associates, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    From 2007: Patent Agent, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  7. Elise Filotas, 2006-2009. University of Montreal Ph.D. student in Geography. Supervisor: Prof. Lael Parrott.
    2009: Ph.D. in Geography, University of Montreal.
    2009-14: Research Professional in Modelling, Centre for Forest Research, University of Montreal.
    From 2014:  Professor
    , L'université à distance de l'Université du Québec (TELUQ).
  8. Yohsuke Murase, 2007-present. University of Tokyo Ph.D. student in Applied Physics. Supervisor: Prof. Nobuyasu Ito.
    2010: Ph.D. in Applied Physics, University of Tokyo.
    2010-13: R&D Staff, Elysium Co., Ltd., Hamamatsu, Japan.
    From 2013: Researcher, RIKEN K Supercomputer Center, Kobe, Japan.
  9. Yusuke Konishi, 2008-2009. University of Tokyo Ph.D. student in Physics. Supervisor: Prof. Seiji Miyashita.
    2009: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Tokyo.
    From 2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Materials Structure Science, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan.
  10. Takashi Mori, 2009-2011. University of Tokyo Ph.D. student in Physics. Supervisor: Prof. Seiji Miyashita.
    2011: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Tokyo.
    From 2012: Assistant Professor of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

 

Former and Present Postdocs:

  1. Jooyoung Lee, 1992-94.
    1994-2000: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
    From 2000: Professor, Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  2. Moonsup Han, 1993-94.
    From 1994: Assistant Professor of Physics, Seoul City University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  3. Maria Gamboa-Aldeco, 1993-94.
    From 1994: Chemist, Lynntech, Inc., College Station, TX.
  4. Jun Zhang, 1993-95.
    1995-2000: Unix System Administrator, Florida Association of Community Colleges, Tallahassee, FL.
    2000-03: Unix System Administrator, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX.
    From 2003: Senior Systems Engineer, Activant Solutions, Inc., Austin, TX.
  5. Raphael A. Ramos, 1994-96.
    1996-2001: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.
    From 2002: Associate Professor of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR.
  6. Miroslav Kolesik, 1996-98.
    On leave from permanent position: Research Scientist, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
    1998-99: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    2000-01: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    From 2002: Associate Research Professor, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  7. Gregory Brown
    1997-2001: Postdoctoral research associate, Supercomputer Computations Research Institute and School of Computational Science and Information Technology, FSU.
    2001-04: Postdoctoral research associate, Scientific Computing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Computational Science and Information Technology, FSU.
    2004-09: Scientist, Parallax Research, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
    2009-present: Contractor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
  8. György Korniss, 1997-2000.
    2000-06: Assistant Professor of Physics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
    2006-12: Associate Professor of Physics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
    From 2012: Professor of Physics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
  9. Kyungwha Park, 2000-02.
    2002-05: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.
    2005-10: Assistant Professor of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
    From 2010: Associate Professor of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
  10. Sanwu Wang, 2000-02.
    2002-06: Research Assistant Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt University, Memphis, TN.
    From
    2006: Assistant Professor of Physics, The Univerisity of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
    From 2012: Associate Professor of Physics, The Univerisity of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. 
  11. Stefan Frank, 2004-05.
    2005-06: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Ulm, Germany.
    2007-08: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
    2009-14: Researcher, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig, Germany.
    From 2014: Professor of Subject Indexing, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
  12. Daniel Robb, 2004-2006.
    2006-08: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.
    From 2008: Assistant Professor of Physics, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA.
  13. Ibrahim Abou-Hamad, 2009-11.
    2011-14: Scientist, BP R&D Campus, Naperville, IL.
    From 2014: Scientist, FlightSafety International, Tulsa, OK.
  14. Yan Xu, 2012-14.

Other Postdoc Collaborators:

  1. Joseph B. Collins, Temple University and ARCO Chemical Company, 1986-88.
    From 1988: Research Physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.
  2. Trond Aukrust, IBM Bergen Scientifc Centre, 1987-89.
    Presently: Senior Researcher, SINTEF Materials Technology, Oslo, Norway.
  3. Alice K. Kolakowska, Mississippi State University, 2003.
    2006-07: Assistant Professor of Physics, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA.
    2007-08: Assistant Professor of Physics, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.
    2008-10: Assistant Professor of Physics, Argosy University, Chicago, IL.
    From 2010: Assistant Professor of Physics, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.
  4. Steven M. Stinnett, Mississippi State University, 2003-04.
    From 2004: Assistant Professor of Physics, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

 

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