Science

“I don’t give a rat’s ass whether it’s science or magical power. No, I guess if I had to choose, I’d rather put my money on the power of science. Humans who used to only roam around on the ground are able to fly now! And finally, we’re about to go into outer space. Science is a ‘power’ created and developed by humans. And science just might be what saves this planet. I was able to earn my living thanks to science. So to me, there’s nothing greater!”
Cid Highwind, Final Fantasy VII © 1997 Square Enix co.

Here’s a list of my peer-reviewed journal citations and other important works:

2016: Nonlinear elastic response of strong solids: First-principles calculations of the third-order elastic constants of diamond (J. M. Winey, A. Hmiel, Y. M. Gupta, M. P. Desjarlais) ; Third-order elastic constants of diamond determined from experimental data (J. M. Winey, A. Hmiel, Y. M. Gupta)

2014: First-Principles Study of the Electric Field Effect on the Water-Adsorbed Rutile Titanium Dioxide Surface (Ph.D. Thesis)

2012: Quantum confinement and surface relaxation effects in rutile TiO2 nanowires (A. Hmiel, Y. Xue)

2011: Water monomer interaction with H-passivated Si nanowires from density functional theory  with dispersion correction (A. Hmiel, Y. Xue)

2009: Shape-tunable electronic properties of monohydride and trihydride [112]-oriented Si nanowires (A. Hmiel, Y. Xue)

2008: Atomic, electronic, and transport properties of quasi-one-dimensional nanostructures (Proceedings Paper) (Y. Xue, A. Hmiel, C. Stiles)

2006: Spitzer Observations of Two TW Hydrae Association Brown Dwarfs (B. Riaz, J. Gizis, A. Hmiel)

Conference talks/poster sessions:

2017: Presented Poster at National Nuclear Security Administration Stockpile Stewardship Awards Programs conference in Naperville, IL. Title of work: Ab-Initio Molecular Dynamics Investigation of the High-Pressure High-Temperature Raman Spectra of Liquid Nitrogen

2016: Presented Poster at National Nuclear Security Administration Stockpile Stewardship Awards Programs conference in Bethesda, MD. Title of work: First-Principles Calculation of the Third-Order Elastic Constants of Diamond

2013: Presented contributing talk at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, Section X7. Title of work: Quantum confinement and surface relaxation in rutile TiO2 nanowires

2012: Presented contributing talk at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, Section X7. Title of work: Quantum confinement and surface relaxation in rutile TiO2 nanowires

2011: Presented contributing talk at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Dallas, Section P30. Title of work: Water monomer interaction with H-passivated Si nanowires from density functional theory

2011: Presented contributing talk at the 2011 Physical Electronics Conference at CNSE. Title of work: First-principles study of electronic structure and water-wetting energetics of semiconducting and metal oxide nanostructures

2010: Presented contributing talk at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Portland, OR, Section P16. Title of work: Shape-tunable electronic properties of H-passivated silicon nanowires

2010: Presented invited talk at the Nanowires 2010 (NW2010) conference at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion (Greece) in September. Title of work: First-principles investigations on the surface processes of silicon nanowires

2009: Poster Session for Annual Interconnect Focus Center Meeting in Atlanta, GA: Observation of shape-tunable electronic effect in hydrogen-passivated silicon nanowires from density functional theory

2009: Poster Session for American Physical Society March Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA: Shape-induced tunable electronic effect in small-diameter silicon nanowires

2008: Poster Session for Annual Interconnect Focus Center Meeting in Atlanta, GA: Density functional theory simulation of hydrogen-passivated and unpassivated silicon nanowires

Awards & Honors

2010: Awarded the Katherine Belz Groves Graduate Fellowship in Nanoscience

Professional Society Memberships

American Physical Society, Division of Computational Physics (APS / DCOMP)
UAlbany Future Faculty Leadership Council (FFLC)

Miscellaneous items:

Final report for my honors program capstone class at the University of Delaware (2006): A cellular automata model for the growth of physarum polycephalum [pdf] (A. Hmiel, E. Brooking, M. Thies)

My brother, Benjamin Hmiel, is currently a Ph. D. candidate in climate science at the University of Rochester. His ice-core expedition and research blog is here.