Areas of Research

My group specializes in computational materials physics. The methods we use include:

  • Atomistic simulation on short timescales (density functional theory, molecular dynamics)

  • Atomistic simulations on long timescales (accelerated dynamics)

  • Mesoscale simulations (coarse-grained simulations, lattice-element methods)

  • Classical force-field development, based on empirical and quantum mechanics

  • Automated analysis of electron micrographs using artificial neural networks

Using these tools, we study materials such as:

  • Metals and alloys for nuclear power applications

  • Clay for spent fuel storage

  • Cements

  • Semi-conductors

  • Porous bio-materials (i.e. bone)

  • Porous 3d-printed alloys for Personal Air Vehicles