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Welcome to the McDaniel Research Group! Our group develops and applies theoretical and computational methods to solve a diverse range of problems in chemistry and materials science. We utilize a wide variety of ab initio electronic structure methods along with high-performance molecular simulations to understand physical processes involving self-assembly, phase transitions, electrode/electrolyte interfaces, proton transport, and nanostructured materials. We are particularly interested in fundamental research aimed at advancing fuel cell, battery, and supercapacitor technology for electrochemical energy storage. Please explore our website to learn more about the exciting research projects going on in our group!
- Polarization Effects in Binary [BMIM + ][BF − 4 ] / 1,2-Dichloroethane, Acetone, Acetonitrile, and Water Electrolytes
- Ab Initio Force Fields for Organic Anions: Properties of [BMIM][TFSI], [BMIM][FSI], and [BMIM][OTf] Ionic Liquids
- Grotthuss Transport of Iodide in EMIM/I3 Ionic Crystal
- Proton Diffusion Through Bilayer Pores