The general theme of our research is the application of appropriate theoretical techniques to explain and predict interfacial and materials phenomenon of direct experimental relevance. A strong connection with experimental measurements such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS), low energy electron microscopy (LEEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is made. A wide range of theoretical and computational techniques are employed including analytical solutions to stochastic differential equations with noise, equations of elasticity, numerical solutions to algebraic equations, Monte Carlo simulations, molecular dynamics, and ab initio density functional theory calculations.

Current Funding

Current funding for our group comes from the (i) DARPA, (ii) Air Force, (iii) NSF, and (iv) State of Ohio.