Tim Mueller - Principal investigator
Prior to joining the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2012, Tim cofounded Pellion Technologies, a company that is leveraging computational tools to develop advanced batteries. He has an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.
Fenglin Yuan - Postdoctoral associate
Fenglin graduated with B.S. of Materials Physics from Wuhan University (China) and Ph.D. of Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fenglin's interested in both ab initio and molecular dynamics calculations for inorganic materials as well as force field development for molecular simulations. Fenglin's research in our group primarily focused on automated generation of force fields by genetic programming.
Liang Cao - Postdoctoral associate
Liang graduated with B.S. of Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Ph.D. of Physics from Johns Hopkins University. Liang is interested in ab initio calculations and cluster expansion method for discovery and design of new catalytic materials. He’s currently investigating Pt-Ni based nanocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), and Cu-based nanocatalysts for CO2/CO reduction.
Pandu Wisesa - Ph.D. student in Materials
Pandu graduated from University of Illinois with a BSc. in Materials Science and Engineering and concentration in metals. As an undergraduate he did research on the fabrication of carbon nanotubes and diffusion of oxygen through HCP metals. His research interests are in energy and hard materials, mechanical properties of materials, and diffusion.
Alberto Hernandez-Valle - Ph.D. student in Materials
Alberto graduated from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology with a BS in Materials Engineering with an emphasis in microelectronics. Previously, he investigated graphene/ZnO/protein solar cells. Currently, he is interested in machine learning methods for materials, and is working on genetic programming to accelerate materials research.
Chenyang Lee - Ph.D. student in Materials
Chenyang graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. As an undergraduate he did research on first-principles spectroscopic study on hydroxyapatite (for water purification). His research interests are energy materials and currently working on Pt/Ni nanoparticles for catalysts design.
Peter Lile - Ph.D. student in Materials
Peter is interested in energy calculations and physical properties for materials. He graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.A in Mathematics and a concentration in Chemistry.
Hao Gao - M.S.E. student in Materials
Hao graduated from Southeast University with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. As an undergraduate, she was majored in electronic information materials and did research on the effect of microalloying on metallic glass forming ability. Currently, her research interests are in energy materials and computationally modelling structures.
Wan Wan - M.S.E. student in Materials
​​Wan Wan graduated from University of Science and Technology Beijing with a B.S in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology. As an undergraduate she did research on synthesis of nano materials and their applications in diagnosis and therapy of critical diseases. Her research interests are energy materials and computational materials science.
Santiago Encarnacion - Undergraduate
Sophomore in Materials Science Engineering working on Genetic Algorithms and Surfaces
Meilin Else - Undergraduate
Meilin is currently a sophomore studying Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her research is primarily focused in computationally modeling surface structures.
Nathan Smith - Undergraduate
Nathan is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University studying Materials Science and Engineering. His research involves modeling surface structures and their mutations.
Simon Mason - Undergraduate
Simon is a freshman studying Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research involves using genetic algorithms and machine learning techniques for material analysis.
Chuhong Wang - Intern
Chuhong is an exchange student at Johns Hopkins University studying Material Science and Engineering. Her research is focused on the evaluation of potential models.
Former members
André Botelho - Postdoctoral associate
André has a BS and MS in Manufacturing Engineering and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Boston University. He worked with our group on structure calculations of materials, especially organic, for applications in alternative energy, electronic/MEMS devices, and artificial muscles.
Thomas Nilson - M.S.E. student in Materials
Thomas graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Engineering Science, with a focus on physics. As an undergraduate, he did research on the synthesis of NbC nanorods and their potential for use in solar cells. With our group, he used cluster expansions to predict the properties of Pt alloy nanoparticles.
Le Niu - M.S.E. student in Materials
Le graduated from Univeristy of Science and Technology Beijing with a BS in Materials Physics. As an undergraduate he did research on first-principle study of electronic properties of metal-semiconductor contact. With our group, his research interests were in development of cluster expansion method and its implementation in design of PtNi alloy catalysts for oxygen reduction.
Kyle McGill - Undergraduate
Kyle worked in our group as an undergraduate and did his senior design project in our group. He graduated with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014.
Eunhee Kim - Intern
Eunhee spent a semester in our group as an intern as part of the Korea WEST program in 2014.