Research Areas: Computational and Materials Chemistry
A.B. Princeton University, 2005.
Ph.D.Cornell University, 2009.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009-2013.
Selected Awards and Honors:
My research interesTunis Wentink Prize (Top two graduating Ph.D. students in Cornell chemistry), 2009
Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize (Physical chemistry), 2008
Bayer Teaching Excellence Award, 2007
Magna Cum Laude, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa Society (Academic honor society), 2005
Sigma Xi Society (Scientic research society), 2005
Robert Thornton McKay Prize (Physical chemistry), 2005
William Foster Memorial Prize (Chemistry), 2004
Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence, 2002
Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize (Physics), 2002
My research interests are in using computation to design and understand the structural and electronic properties of novel metal oxide materials. Using a variety of first-principles and semi-empirical computational techniques, and viewing results through the lens of chemical intuition, I aim to optimize these materials for energy applications such as solar photocatalysis. My work is highly collaborative, as materials are discovered most efficiently when computation and experiment inspire each other.
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