Exploring how emergent properties in chemical physics are controlled by nanoscale disorder.


The Willard Group, Summer 2016



Research


Our research program explores how emergent physical properties are controlled by the characteristics of nanoscale disorder. This relationship arises when collective molecular fluctuations encounter environments with slowly relaxing nanoscale disorder. Our approach is theoretical, with an emphasis on the development and application of intuitive physical models. Our research group combines these models with the tools of modern statistical mechanics to illuminate (1) how collective molecular fluctuations are modified in the presence of nanoscale disorder and (2) how these modifications impact fundamental processes in chemistry, physics, and biology. To find out more about the research in our group visit the research page



Recent News


January 2017: Our paper about disorder and charge hopping dynamics in PbS quantum dot solids has been published in Nano Letters. link

January 2017: Adam won the Junior Faculty Poster Prize at the Berkeley Statistical Mechanis meeting.

December 2016: We have been awarded the NSF CAREER Award for our work in hydrophilic solvation!

November 2016: Welcome to the group Amr Dodin



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