People

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
Email: pclancy3@jhu.edu
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,

Email: msharm46@jh.edu
LinkedIn: maitreyeesharma
Research Interest: Multi-scale materials modeling, material discovery


Doctoral Research Associates


Isaiah Y. Chen

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2018

Email: ichen23@jhu.edu, isaiahchen28@gmail.com
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

Email: xchen150@jhu.edu
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

Email: cganley2@jhu.edu
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

Email: hjia7@jhu.edu
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

Email: kmiskin1@jh.edu
LinkedIn: kumarpmiskin
Research Interest: Accelerating materials discovery using machine learning.


Luke Oluoch

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

Email: loluoch1@jh.edu
LinkedIn: luke-oluoch
Research Interest: Applying deep learning to material processing and image processing.


Jay Itete Rwaka

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

Email: jiteter1@jh.edu
LinkedIn: jayiteterwaka
Research Interest: Studying defects in metal-halide perovskites.


Divya Sharma

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

Email: dsharm23@jhu.edu
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


Araben Tablizo

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

Email: atabliz1@jh.edu
Research Interest: Materials development and characterization.


Undergraduate Research Associates


Kit Ao

Email: mao2@jhu.edu
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

Email: mlim14@jh.edu
Research Interest: Modeling acrylonitrile azotosome membranes using classical Molecular Dynamics.


William Shao

Email: wshao9@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Developing and verifying a Gaussian Process-based force field model for Gallium Nitride.


Gigi Wang

Email: ywang580@jhu.edu
Research Interest: Applying Bayesian optimization to the fabrication of renewable energy materials.