Staff

Chunyu Li

Research Associate
Research Topics:
MD simulations, Polymers, Composites, Hotspots, Nanotubes
Education:
Ph.D., Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Brian Lee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Coarse-grained modeling of energetic materials
Force field development via machine learning
Education:
Ph.D., Duke University, 2021

Daniel J. Klinger

Research Engineer
Research Topics:
Predicting burning rate behavior and mechanical properties of solid rocket propellants
Education:
M.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2022
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2020

Juan C. Verduzco

Senior Data Science Engineer
Research Topics:
Active learning algorithms for materials informatics
Synthesis and characterization of solid-state battery materials
Molecular dynamics simulations of ceramic oxides
Education:
Ph.D. Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2023
B.S. Mechatronics Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, 2017


Graduate Students

Shukai Yao

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Density functional theory calculations of shape memory alloys
Education:
B.S. Applied Physics, Shandong University, 2018

Saswat Mishra

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Microelectronics reliability
Strength and oxidation resistance of high entropy alloys
Education:
B.S. Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, 2018

Robert J. Appleton

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Materials properties from first principles calculations and MD simulation
Machine Learning techniques for Physics and Materials Science
Education:
M.S. Physics, California State University – Los Angeles, 2020
B.A. Physics, Ripon College, 2017

Ching-Chien Chen

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Coherent precipitates in shape memory alloys
Education:
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2019

Kat Nykiel

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Predicting stability of MXenes using density functional theory and machine learning
Education:
B.S. Materials Science & Applied Physics, Ohio State University, 2021

Ethan W. Holbrook

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Molecular Dynamics for Shock Physics (Aluminum, HEs, Polymers)
Machine Learning 
Education:
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Wright State University, 2021

Jason Wilkening

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
MD for Shock and Detonation Chemistry
Education:
B.A. Chemistry and Physics – Illinois Wesleyan University, 2022

Chukwuma Ezenwata

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
AI-enhanced physics-based modeling for materials @ extreme conditions
Education:
B.S. Production Engineering – University of Benin, Nigeria, 2019

Jalen Macatangay

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Molecular Dynamics simulations of energetic materials and polymers under shock conditions
Education:
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2023

Baptiste Martin

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
MD simulation, Polymers
Education:
M.S. Physical-Chemistry, University of Bordeaux, 2022
B.S. Chemistry/Material Science, University of Bordeaux, 2018

William Zummo

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Spallation of materials at extreme conditions
Education:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2022
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Central Michigan University, 2020

Rushik Desai

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Developing frameworks for making scientific data FAIR.
Education:
B.Tech in Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, 2023

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Undergraduate Students

Ryan Horn

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
X-ray Diffraction, Composite Propellant Characterization via Large Language Models
Education:
B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Junior), Purdue University

Anh-Luu Nguyen

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Machine Learning and Data Collection with Energetic Materials
Education:
B.S. in Computer Science, Purdue University

Ava Hallberg

2023 Machine Learning Intern
Research Topics:
Metropolis-Hastings Ising models
General Adversarial Networks
Education:
B.S. Engineering, Purdue University, 2027

Brice Rider

SCALE – Undergraduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Predicting lead-free solders with machine learning
Education:
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (Sophomore), Purdue University