Mission Statement:

We are a diverse group of material scientists specializing in both computational and experimental studies. Our research spans nanomaterials, electronic and optoelectronic devices, water desalination, and renewable energy, where our team members have broad expertise and are able to work laterally across these topics. We foster a strong culture of collaboration where a constant feedback loop between theory and experiment facilitates novel discoveries and efficiency/performance breakthroughs. We engage with several government agencies and industrial partners to maximize the impact of our work and harvest the benefits of our discoveries for society. We maintain a strong relationship with our alumni and foster long term relationships between our members as they go on to further pursue academic or industry positions. 


  • Yun’s work featured in an article on Chem (9/16/2019) - Electronic traps are the primary factor stifling the performance of quantum-dot (QD) solar cells to nearly half their theoretical potential. Yet, the exact origin of these traps remains largely unknown, making it difficult to address the problem. In the inaugural issue of Matter,…
  • Arthur’s work highlighted as an Editor’s Suggestion in PRL (4/4/2019) - A reliable and computationally cheap way of calculating the ionic conductivity of a concentrated electrolyte in a battery involves modeling ion clusters. You can find more details here.
  • Nicola’s work featured in the MIT News (2/27/2018) - Study reveals why polymer stents failed. Microscopic flaws in material structure can lead to stent deformation after implantation. See the news here.
  • Jeff at MIT’s second annual Festival of Learning (2/16/2018) - The 2018 Festival of Learning was a day of learning with national thought leaders, MIT innovators, an interactive learning expo, food, fun, and more. You can find some pictures and videos at https://openlearning.mit.edu/campus/festival-learning-2018.
  • Brent listed at 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 (1/22/2018) - Brent Keller, who is a former member of Jeff Grossman’s group, was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing and Industry for co-founding Via Separations. See the link here.