I’m a computational chemist with solid background in physics, chemistry, biology, and pharmaceutical science. I develop force fields - the underlying potential energy surfaces for molecular modeling and simulations - by leveraging my expertise in parametrization, statistical mechanics, convex optimization and machine learning. My major scientific goal is to fundamentally improve the explanatory and predictive power of computer simulation methods.

microsecond simulation of ubiquitin with first generation Drude protein force field
microsecond simulation of ubiquitin with first generation Drude protein force field

Education and Training

‣ Postdoc in Computer-Aided Drug Design center, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore, 2012 - now
              with Prof. Alex MacKerell

‣ Postdoc in Laboratory of Computational Biology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2015 - now
              with Dr. Bernie Brooks

‣ Ph.D. in Chemistry (summa cum laude), University of Basel, 2007 - 2011
              with Prof. Markus Meuwly

‣ M.S. in Physics, Tsinghua University, 2005 - 2007
              with Prof. Guozhen Wu

‣ B.S. in Physics, Tsinghua University, 2001 - 2005