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Beckman Institute
University of Illinois
405 N Mathew Ave
Urbana, IL 61802


UIUC Seal Postdoctorate Researcher, 2007-present
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ND Seal Ph.D., 2007
University of Notre Dame,
WKU Seal B.Sc., 2002
B.A., 2000
Western Kentucky University

Research Interests (Method Development) 

  • Classical and Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD & QM/MM Methods)
  • Multi-scale Methods for Complex Systems and Petascale simulations
  • GPU and Multi-processor acceleration of Classical
    and Quantum Molecular Dynamics Calculations
  • Accelerated Dynamics Methods and Long-timescale simulations
  • Free Energy Methods

Research Interests (Applied)

  • Molecular Motors and Machines
  • Biomimetics and Bioengineered Systems
  • Allostery
  • Electron, Proton, and Energy Transfer Processes
  • Photosynthesis: Light harvesting, energy conversion and energy storage
  • Complex Systems