Carolyn Phillips is Computation Institute Fellow at University of Chicago and a Computational Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. She a received a B.S. in mathematics from MIT in 1999 and a M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2001. She also served five years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant and working as a nuclear propulsion research project engineer directly with two DOE labs. During this time she earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. She held a DOE Computational Science Grauduate Fellowship from 2006 to 2011 and received her Ph.D. in applied physics and scientific computing from the University of Michigan. Subsequently, she was the Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute.
Her research is focused on designing solutions to problems at the intersection of mathematics, physics, computer science, materials science, nanotechnology, and high performance computing.