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

The Willard Group, Fall 2019


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

December 2018: Modeling the effects of molecular correlations on the properties of delocalized excitons. link

November 2018: The Willard Group welcomes three new graduate students. Welcome to the group Ardy, Maria, and Adi!

October 2018: Chee Kong defends his thesis! Congrats Dr. Chee Kong Lee!

September 2018: Liza publishes her perspective on Nonequilibrium exciton dynamics and then leaves to start a postdoc at University of Chicago. link

September 2018: The Willard Group welcomes three new postdocs. Welcome to the group Hamish Hiscock, Michiel Niesen, and Wendu Ding!

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