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Paul Rulis

Paul Rulis
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Info
Flarsheim Hall 250D


Prof. Rulis joined the faculty of the UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2011. He leads the Computational Physics Group and is Co-leader of the Electronic Structure Group with Curators’ Prof. Wai-Yim Ching. His research interests center around the theme of computational condensed matter physics and materials science. Prof. Rulis splits his time approximately evenly between the development of computational methods and the application of them to outstanding or novel materials problems. Details about this work can be found at the following web sites (1, 2). Prof. Rulis is a member of the Campus Champions organization for helping people at UMKC to learn about, gain access to, and use the computer systems of the XSEDE project.

Academic Credentials:
University of Missouri – Kansas City: Condensed Matter Physics (Ph.D. 2005)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Computer Science (B.Sc. 1998)

Teaching Areas:
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Thermal Physics
Theoretical Mechanics
Statistical Physics
Applied Scientific Computing
Quantum Theory of Solids
Optical Properties of Matter