A postdoctoral researcher in Prof. John W. Wilkins' group at The Ohio State University. Received PhD in Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.
Office: 2049 Physics Research Building
Mail: 1040 Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1117
Developing new materials and engineering their novel properties have always been the driving force behind many revolutionary modern technologies. In recent decades, computational power has substantially increased due to advances in hardware and software. The confluence of available computing resources has enabled the development of computer simulations and models of unprecedented fidelity. The emerging capabilities in predictive modeling and simulation can accelerate the discovery, development, and deployment of new technologies, and have created an opportunity to implement the "materials-by-design" paradigm with wide-ranging benefits in technological innovation and scientific discovery.
My research focuses on atomistic studies of defects, phase transitions, electronic and magnetic properties, and mechanical behaviors of materials. I have been studying novel properties of various emerging nanoscale materials on multiple levels of length and time scales, and have made accurate predictions on many technologically important properties. A significant part of my research has been devoted to exploring properties of novel nano-scale materials by pushing the limit of quantum mechanical simulations, and development of a rigorous scheme to design accurate classical inter-atomic potentials for larger scale atomistic simulations for many technologically important metals and metal alloys.