I am interested in modeling the properties of novel materials. This can include 2 dimensional materials, as well as porous frameworks materials such as metal organic frameworks and covalent organic framework materials. These new porous materials are built from molecular building blocks, and so can be designed to provide a very wide range of capabilities.
I'm a solid-state physicist with interests in computational studies of materials. Currently I am studying new classes of porous materials called metal organic frameworks, as well as two-dimensional materials.
I am interested in modeling the properties of novel materials.
We continue to explore a wide variety of topics in catalysis, melting, adsorption, and new 2D materials. We have also been studying single atom catalysts mounted in novel 2D layers.
We have just completed a new study on a novel AlB6 quasi-2D monolayer in 2019. This material has remarkable properties including high stability, a very high in-plane stiffness, and potential superconductivity. It is formed from layers of Boron sheets surrounding planar tetracoordinate Aluminum atoms. Our calculations predict superconductivity at 4 Kelvin.