Welcome to Mesoscale Materials Science Group!

Our group is interested in materials phenomena at mesoscale, which bridge between atomistic building blocks and macroscopic properties. We combine simulation, theory and experiment to explain and predict the thermodynamic stability and kinetic evolution of mesoscale-level structures under different stimuli (electrochemical, thermal, etc.), and apply obtained insights to tailor microstructural features for improved performance. We are also dedicated to advancing mesoscale modeling techniques to enable more faithful and efficient simulation of structural or functional materials over ever increasing length and time scales. Our current research includes the modeling and experimental characterization of microstructure evolution phenomena and microstructure design for energy storage systems such as lithium rechargeable batteries, elucidating the 2D materials growth mechanisms, and the computational study of self-assembly processes in microemulsion systems.