My name is Nick Schafer and I was born on the first of November, 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska to Jane Potter and Dan Schafer.

I did my undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  I graduated with my BS in Math, Physics, Molecular Biology and Astronomy. I dropped my Chemistry major during my last semester, having finished the entire curriculum except Analytical Chemistry, so I would have some extra time to visit graduate schools.

I joined the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab, which is run by Dan Negrut, during the Fall semester of 2006. During my time in the lab I have been studying Electronic Structure Computation, Computational Contact Mechanics, and Molecular Dynamics. Right now I am splitting my time between Molecular Dynamics research and administrative/grading duties for a high performance computing class that Dan is teaching.

Outside of academics I also enjoy badminton, music and art.

My contact information is:

Nick Schafer
Phone: +1 402 306 0348
2046 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenu
Madison, WI 53706-1572