In the Wolverton Research Group, our research focuses on using computational tools to help tackle today's pressing energy challenges.

Recent Announcements

  • New Paper on High Pressure superconducting Copper-Bismuth binaries M. Amsler, C. Wolverton. Dense superconducting phases of copper-bismuth at high pressure. Phys. Rev Materials, 2017. In addition, congratulations to Max for having this article chosen as an Editor's Suggestion!
    Posted Aug 29, 2017, 11:28 AM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on Inexpensive Thermoelectrics using Phase Boundary Mapping S. Ohno, U Aydemir, M Amsler, J-H Pöhls, S Chanakian A Zevalkink, M A White, S K Bux, C Wolverton, G J Synder.  Achieving zT > 1 in Inexpensive Zintl Phase Ca9Zn4+xSb9 by Phase Boundary MappingAdv. Funct. Mater. 2017.
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:19 PM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on Phase Transformations in Copper Sulfide during Lithiation K He, Z Yao, S Hwang, N Li, K Sun, H Gan, Y Du, H Zhang, C Wolverton, D Su. Kinetically-Driven Phase Transformation during Lithiation in Copper Sulfide Nanoflakes. Nano Lett, 2017.
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:10 PM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on Novel Cu-Bi Binaries synthesized at High Pressure M, Amsler.; S.M. Clarke, J. P. S Walsh , T. Yu; Y. Wang; Y. Meng ; S. D. Jacobsen ; C. Wolverton.; D. E. Freedman. Creating Binary Cu–Bi Compounds via High-Pressure Synthesis: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical StudyChem. Mater. 2017.
    Posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:08 PM by Shane Patel
  • Tony successfully defends his thesis! Congratulations to Dr. Emery!
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 6:40 AM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on Sodium Intercalation in MoS2 Nanosheets Q. Li, Z. Yao, J. Wu, S. Mitra, S. Hao, T.S. Sahu, Y. Li, C. Wolverton, V.P. Dravid. Intermediate Phases in Sodium Intercalation into MoS2 Nanosheets and Their Implications for Sodium-Ion Batteries. Nano Energy. 2017.
    Posted Jun 10, 2017, 5:54 PM by Zhenpeng Yao
  • Kyle Bushwick named MSE Outstanding Junior! Congratulations to Kyle Buschwick for being named THE Outstanding Junior in Northwestern's Materials Science Department
    Posted May 18, 2017, 10:32 AM by Shane Patel
  • Eric Isaacs named a 2017 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science Congratulations to Eric Isaacs for being named a Frederick A. Howes Scholar, awarded to recent alumni of the U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, who've exhibited outstanding leadership, character, and technical achievements.
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:10 AM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on High Pressure Iron-Bismuth Intermetallic Compounds M Amsler, SS Nagavi, and C Wolverton. Prediction of superconducting iron-bismuth intermetallic compounds at high pressure. Chemical Science. 2017.
    Posted Dec 29, 2016, 4:45 PM by Shane Patel
  • New Paper on High-throughput Design of Cathode Coating Materials for Li-ion Batteries M Aykol, S Kim, VI Hegde, D Snydacker, Z Lu, S Hao, S Kirklin, D Morgan, and C Wolverton. High-throughput computational design of cathode coatings for Li-ion batteries. Nature Communications 7, 13779 (2016).
    Posted Dec 15, 2016, 9:00 AM by Shane Patel
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