My interests focus on applying computational chemistry techniques to advance the understanding and design of functional materials used in the windmill, solar cell, fuel cell, hydrogen generation, waste heat recovery, and digital devices. I collaborate closely with chemists, physicists and material scientists who are performing synthesis, characterization and device fabrication. Besides that, I am interested in integrating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum. So students can visualize the chemical processes at the atomic level. Teaching at Warren Wilson, I love the small class sizes and the engagement of students in learning, work, and community service.