Current and Past Research Group Members

Members

Principal Investigator

Peter T. Cummings
Peter T. Cummings

Peter Cummings is the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

Education: B. Math (Hons I), University of Newcastle, Australia (1976); Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia (1980)

Peter Cummings’ web page at Vanderbilt University is available here.

Research Faculty

Christopher R. Iacovella
Christopher R. Iacovella

Chris is Research Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University, working with Peter Cummings and Clare McCabe.

Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Buffalo, (2003); Ph.D., University of Michigan (2009)

Chris Iacovella’s web page and Vanderbilt University profile. Chris works with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on multiple projects, including: nanoscale lubrication, modeling of polymer films, examination of lipid membranes, development of methods for coarse-grained model optimization, and development of MoSDeF.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Wei Zhao
Wei Zhao

Wei is performing research on systems relevant to capacitive energy storage devices.

Education: B.S., Thermal Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, (2014); M.S. Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, (2016); Ph.D., Thermal Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, (2019)

Graduate Students

Justin B. Gilmer
Justin B. Gilmer

Justin is performing research on nanotribological systems and is a lead developer of MoSDeF.

Education: B.S., Materials Science, Clemson University, (2016)

Ray Matsumoto
Ray Matsumoto

Ray is performing simulation of systems relevant to capacitive energy storage devices. He also contributes to the development of MoSDeF.

Education: B.S., Materials Science, Clemson University, (2015)

Co D. Quach
Co D. Quach

Co perform research on nanotribological systems and is a contributor and maintainer of MoSDeF.

Education: B.S., Chemistry and Applied Mathematics, Millsaps College, (2018)

Xiaobo Lin
Xiaobo Lin

Xiaobo is performing simulation of systems relevant to capacitive energy storage devices.

Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science of Technology, (2017); M.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University (2019)

Former Group Members (incomplete)

Recent Visiting Researchers

Yurij Kalyuzhnyi
Yurij Kalyuzhnyi

Yurij Kalyuzhnyi, a Leading Researcher in the Department of Theory of Solutions at the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics in Lviv, Ukraine, was a visitor to the group during fall of 2019.

Mohamad Zaman Kassaee
Mohamad Zaman Kassaee

Mohamad Zaman Kassaee, a faculty member from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran, was a visitor to the group during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Kun Dong
Kun Dong

Kun Dong, a faculty member from the Institute of Process Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, was a visitor to the group during the 2017-2018 academic year.

C. Heath Tunrer
C. Heath Tunrer

Heath Turner, a Professor from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, was a sabbatical visitor to the group during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Recent Postdoctoral Researchers

Mehdi Karzar-Jeddi
Mehdi Karzar-Jeddi

Mehdi worked on computational fluid dyanamics of charged particulate flows relevant to flow capacitors. He was co-advised by Haoxiang Luo in MuMS. He is now Senior Scientist at Aon in Chicago

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkjeddi/

Victor Montoya Trejo
Victor Montoya Trejo

Victor worked on combining the statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT) and classical density functional theory to model the adsorption of alkanes into microporous carbon materials. He was co-advised by Clare McCabe. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Autonomous University of Hidalgo State (UAEH) in Mexico City, Mexico.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-manuel-trejos-montoya-634b85b9/

Ming-Jie Wei
Ming-Jie Wei

Ming-Jie performed molecular simulations of flow thourgh porous carbon materials. He is now an Assistant Professor at Nanjing Tech University in Nanjing, China.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mingjie-wei-72545585/

Lucas Angelette
Lucas Angelette

Lucas worked on combining the statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT) and classical density functional theory to model the adsorption of alkanes into microporous carbon materials. He was co-advised by Clare McCabe. He is now a Senior Engineer at Savannah River National Laboratory.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-angelette-a9366237/

Guang Feng
Guang Feng

Guang used molecular dynamics simulations to model supercapacitor consisting of ionic liquid electrolytes and nanoporous carbon electrods. He is now Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China. HGis lab website is at http://itp.energy.hust.edu.cn/English.htm

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-angelette-a9366237/

Peter Cummings has mentored over 30 postdoctoral researchers in his research group.

Recent Graduate Students

Recent Undergraduate researchers