Atom to Application
My research develops knowledge, tools, and pipelines to link an understanding of how atoms are chemically arranged on and in solid materials to applications at the human scale. I focus on complex solid-state inorganic surfaces, interfaces and defects, where both fundamental chemistry and macroscopic morphology play important roles. Applications include intermediate temperature fuel cells, heavy metal remediation, advanced photonic materials, and cements.
Above: A visual abstract of scaling from atom to application (left to right). Far left atomic nuclei are represented with early scientific symbols, which transitions to electronic structures that form the input of a machine learning model for engineering at the application (in this case fuel cell polymers) scale.