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 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 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 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.
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. Currently he
is working on using cluster expansions to predict the properties of
Pt alloy nanoparticles.
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 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 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 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 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.
Sophomore in Materials Science Engineering
working on Genetic Algorithms and Surfaces
Meilin is currently a sophomore studying
Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her
research is primarily focused in computationally modeling surface
Nathan is a freshman at Johns Hopkins
University studying Materials Science and Engineering. His research
involves modeling surface structures and their mutations.
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 is an exchange student at Johns
Hopkins University studying Material Science and Engineering. Her
research is focused on the evaluation of potential models.
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.
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
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 spent a semester in our group as an
intern as part of the Korea WEST program in 2014.