Research Scientists, Postdocs and Instructors

Gemechis Degaga

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Quantum simulations using DFT and beyond DFT methods for atomic-scale investigation of nano- to meso-scale materials.
  • Diffusions mechanisms and interaction of molecules on catalytic surfaces and through porous materials.
  • Electronic and Magnetic properties of condensed and 2D materials.
  • Investigation of protein and metallic clusters interaction using MD and MM/QM methods.
  • Incorporation of machine learning in DFT for the high-throughput unraveling of new and optimal material functionalities and accelerated drug designing.
Henrike Fleischhack

Henrike Fleischhack

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Amanda Shaw

  • Instructor, Physics
Xin Xi

Xin Xi

  • Research Assistant Professor, Physics

Research Interests

  • The sources, sinks, transformations, and transport of atmospheric aerosols and gases
  • Human-induced changes in land-cover/land-use and atmospheric composition
  • Impacts of atmospheric particulates and gases on Earth’s energy balance, ecosystems, air quality, public health, and food production
  • Remote sensing science and applications
  • Synergistic application of ground, airborne, and satellite observations, chemical transport models, Earth system models, and inverse modeling

Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Physics

Links of Interest


  • Project Management
  • Product Development & Commercialization
  • Analytical Testing
  • Assay Design & Assay Development
  • Instrumentation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lab Experience
  • GLP
  • Validation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Leadership
  • Multi step synthesis
  • Grant & Proposal Writing