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

Recent Announcements

  • The Open Quantum Materials Database (OQMD) Featured on the DoE website: From Human Genome to Materials “Genome”
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 9:30 AM by Antoine Emery
  • Dave Snydacker Wins the Sustainability Innovation Student Competition Dow 2014 Grand Prize The committee was impressed with his creative ideas addressing Electricity Storage for the Developing World and think that it addresses many of the issues identified by Dow as being important factors in the search for sustainable products.
    Posted Jul 7, 2014, 11:09 AM by Antoine Emery
  • Jeff Doak wins second place presentation award at the 2014 Hilliard Symposium
    Posted May 22, 2014, 12:15 PM by Antoine Emery
  • Yongli Wang wins the Hilliard Symposium Poster Award Yongli Wang was the recipient of the best Poster Award for the John E. Hilliard Symposium.
    Posted May 17, 2014, 4:36 PM by Antoine Emery
  • Yang Yu Wins Meister Undergraduate Summer Research Awards This award recognizes the materials science and engineering sophomore who best demonstrates achievement of excellence, through leadership, scholarship, service, and/or outstanding research accomplishment.
    Posted May 16, 2014, 12:27 PM by Antoine Emery
  • New Paper in Nature L-D Zhao, S-H Lo, Y Zhang, H Sun, G Tan, C Uher, C Wolverton, VP Dravid and MG Kanatzidis. Ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric figure of merit in SnSe crystals. Nature 508 (2014)
    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 7:46 AM by Antoine Emery
  • New Paper on Machine Learning B Meredig, A Agrawal, S Kirklin, JE Saal, JW Doak, A Thompson, K Zhang, A Choudhary and C Wolverton. Combinatorial screening for new materials in unconstrained composition space with machine learning. Physical Review B 89, 094104 (2014)
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 9:10 AM by Antoine Emery
  • New Paper on Ternary Ordered Semiconductor Compounds S Hao, L-D Zhao, C-Q Chen, VP Dravid, MG Kanatzidis and C Wolverton. Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Confirmation of Unusual Ternary Ordered Semiconductor Compounds in Sr–Pb–S System. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2014) 136, pp 1628–1635
    Posted Mar 14, 2014, 9:12 AM by Antoine Emery
  • New Paper on Crystal Structure Prediction KJ Michel, C Wolverton. Symmetry building Monte Carlo-based crystal structure prediction. Computer Physics Communications (2014)
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 8:53 AM by Antoine Emery
  • Prof. Wolverton wins Walder Award! The Walder Award recognizes excellence in research at Northwestern.
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 10:49 AM by Antoine Emery
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