The Medford Group
Computational Catalysis Research
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A.J. MEDFORD

Assistant Professor

AJ Medford is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He attended North Carolina State University as an undergraduate, and subsequently spent a year as a Fulbright fellow at the Technical University of Denmark before attending Stanford University where he received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering. His past research has spanned a wide range of applications including lithium-ion battery electrodes, polymer solar cells, data science, and catalysis. His thesis research focused on developing computational tools for analyzing trends in catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Jens Nørskov, and as a postdoc he worked with Prof. Surya Kalidindi on data infrastructure for materials science. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and drinking craft beer.

 

Education

Stanford University
Ph.D Chemical Engineering, 2015

North Carolina State
B.S. Textile Engineering, 2009

Awards & Activities

• NDSEG Fellow, Stanford, 2012
• NSF GRFP Fellow, Stanford, 2010
• Fulbright Student, Denmark, 2009

 
 

 
 
 
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BEN COMER

Graduate Student

Ben Comer joined the group in 2016.

 

Education

Auburn University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2016

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RAY LEI

Graduate Student

Ray Lei joined the group in 2016

 

Education

University of Minnesota
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2016

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CHAOYI CHANG

Graduate Student

Chaoyi Chang joined the group in 2017

Awards & Activities

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Education

Tianjin University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 201

 
 

 
 
 
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ADAM YONGE

Graduate Student

Adam Yonge joined the group in 2017.

Awards & Activities

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Education

University of South Carolina
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2017

 
 

 
 
 
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SEAN NAJMI

Graduate Student

Sean Najmi joined the group in 2017 and is co-advised with Prof. Carsten Sievers.

Awards & Activities

  • Meyerhoff Scholar
  • MARC U*STAR Trainee

Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2017

 

     

     
     

     
     
     
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    FUZHU LIU

    VISITING SCHOLAR

    Fuzhu Liu is visiting from Xi'an Jiatong University for 2 years under a prestigious Chinese Scholarship Council grant.

     
     
     

     
     

    Big Data & Quantum Mechanics VIP team

    The Big Data & Quantum Mechanics team is a "vertically integrated project" (VIP) consisting of 15-20 undergraduate students ranging from sophomores to seniors from diverse disciplines including computer science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science. The VIP team members are an important part of the Medford research group, but membership changes often, so specific members are only listed by request.

     
     
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    — Harry Truman