The members of our group come from a diverse cultural and academic background, promoting a creative and productive work environment.

Seated, left to right: Maitreyee Sharma Priyadarshini, Prof. Paulette Clancy, Divya Sharma, Wenxin Qi.
Standing, left to right: Kit Ao, Aaron Chen, Connor Ganley, Haili Jia, Isaiah Chen, Araben Tablizo, Kumar Miskin.
Not shown: Gigi Wang, Megan Lim.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Paulette Clancy

Professor and Head, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Samuel W. and M. Diane Bodman Professor in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Ph.D. Chemistry, Oxford University, 1977
B.A. Chemistry, University of London, 1974

Address: 221 Maryland Hall
Phone: 410-516-4312
Research Interest: Computational studies of crystalline semiconducting materials synthesis, processing and design with a focus on ‘small molecule’ organic semiconductors and beyond-CMOS electronic materials (from graphene to InGaAs and low-k SiCOH).

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Maitreyee Sharma Priyadarshini

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, PES Institute of Technology,

LinkedIn: maitreyeesharma
Research Interest: Multi-scale materials modeling, material discovery

Doctoral Research Associates

Isaiah Y. Chen

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2018

LinkedIn: isaiahchen
Research Interest: Modeling of nanoscale materials for use in semiconductor and energy applications. Specific works of interest include using Molecular Dynamics simulations to study the nucleation of lead chalcogenide quantum dot superlattices.

Xiangyu “Aaron” Chen

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2017

LinkedIn: aaronchen0316
Research Interest: Crystal morphology of organic conductor for thin-film transistor in organic solvents.

Connor Ganley

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2019

LinkedIn: connorganley1
Research Interest: Machine-learned interatomic potentials, Bayesian optimization in large combinatorial space, and electronic properties modeling applied to materials for sustainable energy generation.

Haili Jia

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2016

LinkedIn: haili-jia-30aa00113
Research Interest:

Kumar Miskin

M.Tech. Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2022
B.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science with Minor in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2022

LinkedIn: kumarpmiskin
Research Interest: Algorithm Development for Material Discovery and Atomistic Simulation

Luke Oluoch

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2019

LinkedIn: luke-oluoch
Research Interest: Applying deep learning to material processing and image processing.

Divya Sharma

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019
B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2017

LinkedIn: dsharm
Research Interest: Model the interaction of anti-microbial peptides with microbial cells. The target is to make sure that the peptides have more of an affinity towards microbes than mammalian cells.

M.S. Research Associates

Jay Itete Rwaka

M.S. Chemical Engineering and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2019
B.S. Industrial Chemistry, Kampala International University, 2017

LinkedIn: jayiteterwaka
Research Interest: Studying defects in metal-halide perovskites.

Araben Tablizo

B.S. Biomedical Engineering & Materials Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2020

Research Interest: Materials development and characterization.

Undergraduate Research Associates

Kit Ao

Research Interest: Extending the application of an existing fingerprinting codebase to python and exploring it’s application in state of the art methods for machine learning force fields.

Megan Lim

Research Interest: Modeling acrylonitrile azotosome membranes using classical Molecular Dynamics.

William Shao

Research Interest: Developing and verifying a Gaussian Process-based force field model for Gallium Nitride.

Gigi Wang

Research Interest: Applying Bayesian optimization to the fabrication of renewable energy materials.

Ricky Yu

Research Interest: Applying machine learning to study the structures and properties of renewable energy materials.