2020 Hellman Fellow
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Project Title: Designing the Materials of Tomorrow: Simulations of Atomic Transport
Project Description: Many urgently-needed technologies are limited by our ability to design materials with the required rates of atomic transport. These include low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells for power generation, more resilient membranes for water desalination, and gas separation membranes for economical carbon capture. This project will use machine-learning techniques to perform explicit simulations of atomic transport, thereby expanding our understanding of the governing atomic mechanisms and identifying promising materials for further development. The initial application will be to evaluate zeolites as molecular sieves for water desalination.