I am a computational scientist with expertise in soft matter physics, molecular simulation and high-performance computing. I am particularly interested in (1) discovering design rules for assembling functional nanostructures, (2) developing nanoscopic models for insightful understanding of interfacial phenomena and confined systems, and (3) exploring strategies for accelerating molecular simulation codes on hybrid computer platforms including distributed-memory clusters and graphics processing units (GPUs).

I have joined Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz's research group at Northwestern University since August 2016.

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Research snapshots

I created the above pictures based on the simulation results from my research: (from left to right) supraparticles from polydisperse nanoparticles, protein-nanoparticle terminal clusters, bottle-brush charged polymers between two surfaces, and a protein-random copolymer complex. While none of these made the journal covers, they are among my favorites. All the images were generated using VMD and Tachyon.