Our interests lie at the intersection of materials science and condensed matter physics.

We are a cross-disciplinary, highly collaborative group focused on the use of theory to uncover new structurally and chemically complex bulk solids, nanostructures, and interface materials with a particular interest in Energy Materials, Correlated Oxides, and Ferroics.
Our vision is that the application of a novel first-principles approach to materials discovery will accelerate fundamental and technological innovation by providing efficient strategies to survey the vast space of never-before-seen materials to target for synthesis, thereby making Materials-by-Design a reality.


We acknowledge the generous support of our present and past sponsors: Dept of Energy SISGR program; Cornell Center for Materials Research a NSF MRSEC; EMC2 a DOE EFRC; Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science; Army Research Office; NSF CAREER.