Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Engineering
Associate Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame
371 Nieuwland Hall of Science
Areas of Interest
The research in our group focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the link between the physical properties of materials and their chemical constitution. Much of our work is devoted to applications related to energy and the environment.
The main tool we use is molecular simulation, in which a detailed geometric and energetic model of the material of interest is created and then simulated using large-scale high-performance computing. We work on developing new technologies based on charged fluids, including ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, and molten salts.
Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1987