Asta Research Group
Computational Materials Science


Our research involves the use of state-of-the-art computational tools in the modeling and design of complex materials systems for structural and energy related applications. In this context, first-principles-based atomic-scale modeling and simulation methods are applied in studies of the structural, thermodynamic and dynamic properties of bulk phases, surfaces and interfaces.

Alloy Design

Interfacial Phenomena

Materials for Energy Applications

Group News

May 18, 2015:
Congratulations to Jonathan Solomon who participated in the hooding ceremony for his PhD on Monday. Jonathan will file his thesis this summer.

May 18, 2015:
Congratulations to Silas Wolff-Goodrich who completed his MS degree and participated in the commencement ceremony on Monday. Silas will be joining Imerys for an internship this summer.

May 7, 2015:
Congratulations to Ziyi (Lewis) Zhang for presenting his poster in the 2015 UC Berkeley college of engineering undergraduate research symposium.

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