Patrick Avery, Kitware

Patrick Avery leads several materials science and chemistry projects on the Scientific Computing Team at Kitware. He has experience in a variety of fields, including x-ray diffraction, electron tomography, x-ray computed tomography, 4D STEM, molecular databases, 3D visualization of molecules and crystals, and holographic visualization. He also serves on Kitware’s Open Door Scholarship committee.

Patrick completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Bob Jones University in 2014. He then began his Ph. D. in computational chemistry with the University at Buffalo, where he developed methodology in crystal structure prediction algorithms. During his Ph. D., Patrick participated in the 2016 Google Summer of Code with the Open Chemistry project. He received a Molecular Sciences Software Institute fellowship in the fall of 2017 and then interned with Kitware in the summer of 2018. In February 2019, he completed all of his doctoral requirements and received his doctorate in June 2019. He joined Kitware’s Scientific Computing Team in March 2019.

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