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
dynamic photosynthetic membranes that convert sunlight into chemical energy.
novel heterogeneous molecular semiconductors where quantum processes can occur on anomalously long length and timescales.