Current Members

Maria Alexandra Gomez, Elizabeth Page Greenwalt Professor of Chemistry, studies ion conduction through a combination of ab initio and graph theory methods. She is one of the founding members of MERCURY and directs the Passport to Chemistry Adventure Program.

NSF Award # 1709975 – RUI: Using graph theory measures to probe oxygen vacancy and proton conduction in perovskites and double perovskites

Shirui Li , class of 2025, is a chemistry and statistics double major. Shirui studies the effect of an oxygen vacancy on proton conduction pathways in scandium-doped barium zirconate. She enjoys playing the piano, soccer, cooking, musical movies, traveling and making plans.

My (Marie) Nguyen, majoring in data science, investigates finding the best fit parameters to energies and forces in yttrium doped barium zirconate system through a variety of data science methods. The potential parameters are used within the Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator. Marie is interested in listening to different genres of music and going hiking.

Yiqing (April) Pan, majoring in Statistics, studies the proton pair motion in yttrium doped barium zirconate. April uses conjugate gradient and Nudged Elastic Band methods to catalog the proton tuple minima and transition states with a goal to understand the dynamical nature of proton tuple conduction graphs. She loves drawing, photography and traveling.

Yujing Wang, majoring in chemistry and computer science, studies proton delocalization in scandium and yttrium doped barium zirconate by obtaining the ground state energy and wave function using the diffusion Monte Carlo method. She is a big fan to Pink Floyd and The Runaways.