Designing energy materials: resolving ultrafast dynamics in materials simulations!
Yee Wei Foong
Mining and Materials Engineering, PhD candidate
Kirk H. Bevan, Supervisor
Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency 2019 SEDTalk.
To meet our growing energy demands, new high-performance clean-energy technologies are needed. These technologies rely on different materials, whose chemical and electrical properties control the resulting performance of the solar panel, fuel cell, or battery. The vast number of possible material combinations makes the prediction of material performance using advanced computational methods a critical component of this effort. Yee Wei’s research explores the development and optimization of ultrafast and high-accuracy material simulation methods that can provide informed predictions to accelerate the design of urgently needed sustainable energy materials.