Nidhi studies solvation structure and dynamics of electrolytes. She insists that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.
A chemical engineer by training, Joey hopes to be a catalyst that accelerates development of fuel cell and electrolytic technologies by adding surface science to MP’s high-throughput infrastructure.
Shyam is a nuclear engineer attempting to activate close collaborations between computational and experimental material science. Hopefully his efforts have a long decay constant.
Kiran is a machine for turning coffee into material property workflows.
Arunima studies surfaces and interfaces of nanomaterials for nanoelectronic and solar-energy conversion applications.
Matthew is attracted to the idea of studying magnets, and thinks refrigeration is pretty cool, so it’s only natural he’d find himself working on magnetocalorics. His interests include high-throughput materials discovery and finding new ways technology can help improve science education.
Sang-Won is a physical chemist and now works on the structure and dynamics of electrolytes at interfaces. He’s in his Science-Engineering Interphase.
Sam gets charged up thinking about battery interfaces. Despite his preference towards first-principles approaches, he’s coming around to the idea of letting machine learning do the heavy lifting.
Brandon aspires to follow in the footsteps of world-renowned battery detective Sherlock Ohms, and as a result he is studying solid state electrolyte dynamics.
Rebecca investigates the stability of inorganic metal clusters under various aqueous environments for the production of functional thin-films. She believes that you should seas the day by going to the beach, not by seizing her starfish-decorated coffee mug.
Rachel is a joint PhD student at NREL studying high-throughput computation, synthesis, and characterization of electrode materials for solar energy and optoelectronic applications. She is the co-founder of Cycle for Science, aka an excuse to go on crazy pedal-powered adventures, blab about renewable energy, and eat lots of ice cream (as fuel, of course).
John joined the Persson group shortly before earning his undergraduate degree in Materials Science from UC Berkeley in 2016. As an expert bounty-hunter, he works on finding materials with unusual mechanical properties through computational screening methodologies.
A member of the Persson Group since 2015, David is very excited to continue work as an incoming PhD student of 2017. Intensely investigating the intricacies of intrinsic crystal symmetries, David avidly dabbles in mathematics as a means to soothe his hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.
Trained as a high-energy nuclear physicist, Patrick now uses his collaborative and dissecting skills to bring exciting new science into the MP and improve its infrastructure. He is a passionate coder with a knack for challenges who can’t help but admire squirrels for their bustling activity and apparent optimism.
Donny studied scanning-charged-particle-beam lithography before shifting professional focus to software-as-a-service. He uses hyphens extensively.
Katie is a junior at UC Berkeley studying physics and chemistry. When she grows up, she wants to save the world.
Joseph is an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Materials Science. He is from Sugar Land and wishes all cities had such amusing names.
Xiaohui works on high-throughput screening and design of novel electrolyte compounds. He continues his enthusiasm for batteries with a focus on the binder and on organic cathode materials. He is also expanding his vision to AI-driven rational design of functional molecules.
Yongwoo’s research seeks to elucidate structure-property relationships of novel energy materials. He is currently at Samsung in Boston.
Murat works at the intersection of computational materials science, informatics and infrastructure to provide new insights into designing better materials. He enjoys generating large material datasets as much as mining them to discover materials for a range of applications from batteries to corrosion protection. He is currently at Toyota Research in Palo Alto.
Kevin seeks to understand the thermodynamic, kinetic, and mechanical properties of a wide range of technologically important materials via computation. For leisure, he reads (mostly about density functional theory), cooks, and travels. He is now a top industrial user of the Materials Project.
Wei can see through the crystal ball of big data to tell the fortune of materials. He joined the faculty of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Eunsook joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Michael is having a blast in industry.
Jie joined the faculty of Temple University as a research assistant professor.