Welcome to the Persson Group home page. We study the physics and chemistry of materials using atomistic computational methods and high-performance computing technology.
We focus on materials for energy applications, such as battery electrode materials, electrolytes, photocatalysts, thermoelectrics, etc.
Forbes interviewed Kristin about supercomputing at LBNL and the potential for computing to change the face of materials discovery, synthesis, and manufacturing. Read it here.
American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio program interviewed Kristin about battery technology. Listen to it / read the transcript here.
A Department of Energy “Direct Current” podcast convering all 17 national labs in 17 minutes highlighted Kristin and the Materials Project as representative of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Listen to it / read the transcript here (Kristin is at the 12:30 mark).