B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2012)Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2017)Postdoc: Stanford University (2017-2018)
Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He completed his B.S. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.
Work in the Paolucci group will focus on computer simulations of chemical reactions at interfaces. Research areas include computational catalysis (understanding how current catalysts accelerate chemical reactions at the molecular level, and predicting the performance of potential new ones), and modeling of material synthesis and deactivation for both catalysts and other solid materials. The lab will use existing quantum and classical simulation methods and also develop new hybrid methods that bridge micro and macroscopic length scales through the use of techniques such as machine learning and Monte Carlo simulation. In addition, we will work closely with experimental colleagues to validate models and test our predictions.
Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award2017
Gordon Research Conference in Catalysis First Place Poster Award2016
AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Graduate Student Award2015
Chemical Reaction Engineering AIChE Travel Award2015
University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing Award2015
Kokes Travel Award for the 24th North American Catalysis Society Meeting2015
The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research2015