I joined the Mason group during my junior year and am working towards a B.S. in chemistry. Before joining, I had no computational experience but the group was great at teaching me the ropes. My work includes the Keggin project to determine stabilizing conditions for aluminum nanoclusters and I am also researching DFT methodology to calculate correction parameters for delocalized electrons. While out of the lab I enjoy binge watching Netflix, boxing, and gaming.
Currently, I am mapping out the bandstructure and electronic density of states for a structural/composition range of binary metal oxides to derive trends in the electronic properties. I also work on the Al-nanocluster project, with interest in deriving trends in how capping cations interact with the clusters as a function of size and shape.