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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
LinkedIn: maitreyeesharma
Research Interest: Multi-scale materials modeling, material discovery

Doctoral Research Associates

Isaiah Y. Chen

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2018

Email: [email protected], [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
LinkedIn: haili-jia-30aa00113
Research Interest:

Divya Sharma

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

Email: [email protected]
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.

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: [email protected]
LinkedIn: kumarpmiskin
Research Interest: Algorithm Development for Material Discovery and Atomistic Simulation

Luke Oluoch

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

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: luke-oluoch
Research Interest: Applying deep learning to material processing and image processing.

Yi Cao

B.S. Pharmacy, Fudan University, 2023

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: yi-cao
Research Interest: Combining DFT calculations with Molecular Dynamics simulations to study nano-materials for thermoelectric applications; Applying machine learning for the rational design of organic semiconductors.

Jessica Strongin

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, 2023

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: jessica-strongin
Research Interest: organic electronics, conducting polymers for bioelectronic applications, intersection of experimental and computational work, machine learning

Madaline Marland

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2023

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: madaline-marland
Research Interest: Computational materials investigation for mechanistic understanding and efficient materials design

Farhan Shaikh

Integrated M. Tech Chemical Engineering, minor Polymer and Material Science, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Jalna Campus, 2023

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: farhan-shaikh
Research Interest: Computational Materials Science, Density Functional Theory, and Machine Learning for Perovskite Exploration

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

Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: jayiteterwaka
Research Interest: Studying defects in metal-halide perovskites.

Araben Tablizo

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

Email: [email protected]
Research Interest: Materials development and characterization.

Undergraduate Research Associates

Kit Ao

Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Research Interest: Modeling acrylonitrile azotosome membranes using classical Molecular Dynamics.

William Shao

Email: [email protected]
Research Interest: Developing and verifying a Gaussian Process-based force field model for Gallium Nitride.

Gigi Wang

Email: [email protected]
Research Interest: Applying Bayesian optimization to the fabrication of renewable energy materials.

Ricky Yu

Email: [email protected]
Research Interest: Applying machine learning to study the structures and properties of renewable energy materials.

Victor Wu

Email: [email protected]
Research Interest: On the fly active learning for modeling material systems using FLARE