Salutations. I’m Abe Hmiel, or Abraham Hmiel for short.
I live in Pullman, Washington.
I work as a postdoctoral research associate at The Institute of Shock Physics at Washington State University in Pullman. My projects focus on first-principles and molecular dynamics simulations in materials to extract physical quantities relevant to shock loading and static compression.
My Ph. D. research studied the effect of the electric field and variations in exchange-correlation on water-adsorbed metal oxide surfaces through first-principles quantum mechanics simulations. I was an active member of the UAlbany Future Faculty Leadership Council (FFLC) and the campus radio station WCDB.
I have a new music project called Holistic Wellnes. I played guitar, bass, ukulele, sing, sequence drums and did other stuff for a solo music project called _11:34 (underscore eleven thirty four) which was my primary vehicle for creative ideas for about six years. I also used to be in the bands Sonar Mellowship, The Cross Product, Carl Consumer and the Red White and Blue Torpedoes, Undefined Auguments, and Density of States.
I’m vegan and I like to ride my bike.
The picture in the background was taken on the Isle of Santorini in Greece in September 2010, and was modified using a Mandelbrot-type fractal map.
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