12 Sep

Hello NanoSAFE and IGERT Affiliates,

Please consider attending an upcoming seminar:

Dr. James Bonner (Professor of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Program, North Carolina State University) will be visiting the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology next Thursday (9/18). He is a superb scientist, and his research program is focused on pulmonary susceptibility to engineered nanomaterial exposures.

9 Sep

XSEDE is offering, as part of their monthly HPC workshops, a workshop on OpenMP on October 7th.
WVU will host a satellite receive site. The workshop will be available as a video conference workshop and will not be webcast.
At WVU, participants can attend the workshop from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in room 107 of the National Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE) on the Evansdale Campus.

The workshop is free but you must register through XSEDE

Seating is limited, please sign up soon. .

19 Aug

XSEDE is having its September monthly workshop on “Big Data” on September 2nd. This is actually two workshops in one.
From 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM the session will be on Big Data using Hadoop and Spark and a second session from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM will focus on Graph Analysis using Urika.

The workshop is only available through video conferencing and at select video conferencing sites (it will not be webcast). West Virginia University is hosting one of the satellite receive sites for this workshop in room 107 of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE).

Location: NRCCE 107
Date: September 2, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Big Data, Hadoop, and Spark) & 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Graph Analysis using Urika).
Seating capacity: 12 participants

The workshop is free, seating is limited and you must register for the workshop at the XSEDE training website

Please remember that you will need to log on with your XSEDE portal account to register for the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Don McLauglin at or 304-293-0388.

23 Jul

Please join us in supporting the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Multifunctional Materials Undergraduates at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. The poster session will be held at the Erickson Alumni Center July 24, 2014 from 12:30 PM-2:30 PM.

Please see the event Program

1 Jul

Please mark your calendars:
*International Symposium on Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics
Sunday May 3rd to Tuesday May 5th, 2015
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA_

International Symposium on Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics*
1.0 Day
(Limited to 25 registrants, tutorial style, detailed course notes, all slides, all meals and accommodation provided).
PRICE $499 inclusive
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 3rd, May 2015
International Symposium on Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics
1.5 Days
(Open registration, symposium style, all meals provided)
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th, May 2015

Organizing Committee:

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D., FAIMBE
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Clemson University
Scientific Director, ABTECH Scientific, Inc.
P: +1(864) 656.1712; M: +1(804) 347.9363

David Lederman, Ph.D.
Robert L. Carroll Professor of Physics
West Virginia University
P: +1(304) 293.5136; M: +1(304) 216.8209

Ishrat M Khan, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Clark Atlanta University
P: +1(770) 321 5574; M:

CRiIB Planning Workshop on Industrial Bioelectronics
0.5 Day
(Limited to CRiIB Membership).
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 5th, May 2015
Conference Location
Madren Conference Center on the campus of Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Accommodation available at
The James F. Martin Inn
Clemson University

5 May

This summer, as part of the HPC Summer Institute, WVU will serve as a remote host site for the 2014 Virtual School for Computational Science and Engineering. This year, the summer school will offer two multi-day intensive courses in current computational science topics.

The first of these courses, “Harness the Power of GPU’s: Introduction to GPU Programming” will be held on June 16th through June 20th.
The second course is the “Data Intensive Summer School” being held from June 30th through July 2nd.

The latter of these courses will focus on tools, techniques, and method for using, managing and analyzing large datasets. The GPU course will be a hands-on intensive class in programming GPUs for scientific computations.

For more information about these courses go to the XSEDE training calendar at Clicking on the title of each class will provide a short overview and an outline of the class content.

These classes are made available through video conferencing and, at WVU, will be held in room 441 of the College of Business and Economics. The courses are free, but seating is limited to 30 participants. Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers to carry out the hands-on lab exercises. Also, registration is required. This may be done by going to the XSEDE Training calendar and clicking on the “Registration” button next to the course entry for the WVU site.

If you wish to participate in both courses it will require separate registrations. Note that in order to register, you will need to use an XSEDE portal account. If you do not already have an XSEDE portal account, go to and sign up for one. They are free and it just takes a few minutes to apply.

5 May

THERE WILL BE TWO SESSIONS HELD IN JUNE 2014 @ WVU (June 16-20 and June 30-July 2)


We aim to provide valuable knowledge of high-performance-computing (HPC) techniques to primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) located throughout West Virginia in order to further the scientific capability of the state as a whole. We hope to accomplish this by providing access to computing resources and expertise to jump-start research efforts throughout the state.


All faculty and associated student and research staff located in West Virginia that are interested in furthering their knowledge of computational research are welcome to attend. WVU faculty and students are welcome to attend and participate as well.

Travel/lodging funds may be available for faculty/students affiliated with WV colleges and universities.


What is high-performance computing?
Why should I be interested in HPC methods?
Cluster computing pros and cons
Adapting existing code to HPC applications
Problems most suited for HPC techniques
Using Linux in a scientific environment
Basic introductions to programs such as FIREBALL, Galaxy, Fluent, and molecular dynamics
How can computing enhance experimental results?
All events will take place on the Downtown campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV in June 2014

9:00 am- 10:30 am Research talks
11:00 am -5:00 pm: Computing modules, hands-on assignments through the Virtual School of Computation, Science and Engineering **You will need an XSEDE account to register for this part of the institute. Both weeks are already open on the XSEDE website.

Additional opportunity for Research Collaborations:

In effort to facilitate the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) throughout West Virginia, West Virginia University Shared Research Facilities (WVU-SRF) is in the process of developing a pilot program. One area we are specifically developing is increasing collaborations with faculty from WV primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI). We are looking for faculty members at PUIs willing to work with WVU Researchers on small computational research projects that the PUI Faculty member can take back to their home institution and further develop. The PUI Faculty member does not need to have prior experience in computing to take part in this program. Areas of focus could include research projects in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and biomedical sciences with the project specifically created to increase awareness high performance computing capabilities in diverse areas of applied research. The program will run for approximately eight weeks during the 2014 summer. The program kicks off with the five day summer workshops on HPC. After receiving the initial training, the PUI faculty member will begin working with a WVU Faculty member to establish a research project. Afterwards, the PUI Faculty member will return to their home institution to complete the experience.


If you are interested in participating in the HPC Workshops and/or the Summer Research Collaboration, please complete the online application survey:


Dr. Kimberly Quedado
NanoSAFE Education and Outreach Coordinator
Department of Physics, West Virginia University
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506-6315
Phone: 304.293.7382

Dr. Aldo Romero is the Faculty Outreach Liaison for HPC. He may also be contacted with questions at

Funding is provided by National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement 1003907.

Additional training opportunities exist through XSEDE and the National Computational Science Institute, please contact Don McLaughlin ( or 304-293-0388), WVU XSEDE Campus Champion for additional information.