April 30, 2020
Achieving Minimal Heat Conductivity by Ballistic Confinement by Weinan Chen is accepted in ACS Nano.
The Materials Optimization and Simulation by Ab Initio Computation group develops and applies molecular and submolecular computational models to understand, predict, and maximize the performance of materials for energy conversion and storage. The focus is on electrochemistry to produce electricity from fuels and on photochemistry to produce fuels from sunlight.
This research stands at the frontier between materials science, chemical physics, applied mathematics, and computer science. It is driven by collaboration with experiment with the ultimate goal of breaking down the complexity of materials problems and guide the development of energy technologies.