James P. Lewis, Ph.D.
The group studies properties in a variety of materials using computational methods of condensed matter. Research has been focused on simulations of various materials, including semi-conducting nanocrystals, peptide nanotubes, photocatalysts, and bio-molecular, DNA. Our goal is to see what sort of properties, electronic structures or otherwise, can be obtained from applying our simulational program FIREBALL to a variety of materials.
Our research interests cover a broad range of materials and phenomena, including:
- Band structures and electronic properties of metal-oxide
- Semiconductor, nanoparticles, and nanotubes
- Electronic structures and properties of bio-molucars and bio-catalysts
- Molecular-surface interaction
- Energy exchange processes
- Photo-catalysis reactions