Research in the T.E.L. group is centered around understanding light-matter interactions through the development of innovative theoretical and computational tools. Our research toolbox encompasses a fusion of nonadiabatic dynamics, statistical mechanics, and electronic structure theory

Main Research Interests

Molecular Polaritons

Polaritons are hybrid light-matter states stemming from strong light-matter interactions. Imagine harnessing these polariton states to engineer molecular properties or even to tune the behavior of light itself. Guided by this vision, we are developing analytical theories and large-scale simulation tools to explore various possibilities of molecular polaritons.

Nuclear Quantum Effects in Complicated Environments

Nuclear quantum effects (NQEs) in isolated molecular systems have been extensively studied both experimentally and theoretically. However, elucidating the behavior of NQEs in more complex environments, particularly under intense laser irradiation or in close proximity to metal interfaces, remains a challenging frontier. The insights gained from our research could facilitate designing more efficient  hydrogen production strategies or Li-ion batteries.

Theoretical Chemical Physics with Emerging Technologies

Throughout history, new technologies have often reshaped how we understand the physical world. For example, the rise of modern computers brought us areas like computational physics and chemistry. Today, we are witnessing incredible advances in artificial intelligence and quantum computing. We are excited about using these emerging technologies to take our understanding of chemical physics to the next level.

Stay tuned for upcoming papers on these directions~