The principles governing charge and energy transport in molecular materials - from novel organic semiconductors to bioenergetic membranes - are often obscured by the complex interplay of structural heterogeneities, interfaces, and disorder on the nanometer-to-micron length scale (i.e., the mesoscale). Far from being a hinderance, it is exactly the spatial and temporal heterogeneities that realize their functional properties. The Mesoscience Lab develops new theoretical and computational tools to simulate 

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dynamic photosynthetic membranes that convert sunlight into chemical energy.

Photosynthetic membranes

Molecular semiconductors

novel heterogeneous molecular semiconductors where quantum processes can occur on anomalously long length and timescales.

Relevant publications

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