I am interested in designing scalable high performance materials for a carbon-neutral future, including batteries, photovoltaics, catalysts, and structural materials.
I use first principles DFT calculations to understand Li-ion cathode and cathode coating materials. I am currently working on three projects:
University. Materials Science & Engineering. 2015.
Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern Fellow. 2012-2013.
President, Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG), a student-run organization promoting discourse on energy and sustainability. (2012-2013)
Co-Founder, Co-Director, Northwestern Energy and
Sustainability Consortium (NESC) to increase cross-campus collaboration between
students and student groups in McCormick, Kellogg, Weinberg, etc. (2011-2013)
David Snydacker. "6-MI DNA Photophysics: A Computational MD/TD-DFT Study" WesScholar Honors Theses. 2009.
Natalya Voloshchuk, Anita Zhu, David Snydacker, Jin Kim Montclare. “Positional Effects of Monofluorinated Phenylalanines on Histone Acetyltransferase Stability and Activity.” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2009.