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2048Welcome to the Nanoscale & Mesoscale Energy Materials Research Group of Prof. Bryan M. Wong at the University of California, Riverside!

Our group develops and applies theoretical methods to calculate, understand, and rationally design multi-functional materials – often working closely with experimentalists at each step. Specifically, we use state-of-the-art quantum calculations to predict the properties of electronic materials – either previously synthesized or yet to be made. We believe that several technological applications in energy generation and conversion can be significantly enhanced by a deep understanding of electron dynamics.  Examples of techniques and systems studied in our group include time-dependent density functional theory for photovoltaic materials, electron transport in chromophore-functionalized carbon nanosystems, optoelectronic effects in core-shell semiconductor nanowires, and large-scale, first-principles calculations for predicting growth and electronic properties of nanomaterials.

Prof. Bryan M. Wong is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Program at UC Riverside. He is listed in the Reviews in Computational Chemistry (Volume 27) as a researcher who “regularly publishes in journals that focus on computing at the molecular level.” Prof. Wong received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007 and was appointed as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances in 2016.

We are always interested in motivated visiting scholars, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates joining our group! If you are interested in becoming a member of the Nanoscale & Mesoscale Energy Materials Group, please contact Prof. Bryan M. Wong.