Our group focuses on a central problem in Chemical Engineering: quantitatively predicting the reactivity of various chemical systems. We’re developing simulation technology to solve practical problems in the crossroads of the Chemical Engineering discipline and Applied Energy research. Particularly, we are interested in scalable novel low-carbon approaches to the global energy and environmental crises, contributing to the development of alternative fuels and raw material synthesis from CO2 and natural gas.

Research in our fundamental and applied chemical kinetics group is based on using computational chemistry methods and generating high-quality chemical kinetic models to predict and interpret experimental results across a wide range of different fields of chemistry. The unifying theme of our work is method development for answering a grand question: “Given known initial conditions, could we predict how a chemical system will evolve with time?”

We are interested in a wide range of applications, from high-temperature gas phase systems such as combustion, partial oxidation, and dehydrogenation to low temperature liquid phase systems such as predicting the oxidation pathways of active pharmaceutical ingredients under stress testing (hence, predicting drug shelf-life). We enjoy collaborating with various partners and are always open to the challenge of trying to model new chemical systems.


If you are interested in becoming a group member, see the available positions page.