What We Do

We develop and employ theoretical and computational methods including Density Functional Theory, Many Body Perturbation Theory (GW/BSE) and ab initio Molecular Dynamics, to understand and predict realistic 

complex materials’ properties including optical, electronic transport and catalytic properties at the atomistic levels, for energy conversion and quantum information applications. 

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Our Research

Learn about our research and our methods. We provide charts, graphs, and descriptions, and resources to papers that support our theories and approaches.

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Publications

Resource our publications and documentation. Publications are presented in chronological order to view the evolution of our research and theoretical developments.

Educational Materials and Assets

Teaching Resources

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11
Feb

Ruthenium atomically dispersed in carbon outperforms platinum toward hydrogen evolution in alkaline media

Congratulations to Bingzhang and Prof. Ping, as well as Feng Wu and Tyler Smart, for their work in collaboration with Prof. Shaowei Chen on carbon nanowires co-doped with ruthenium and nitrogen which has just been published in Nature Communications. This work develops a unique system which has the unprecedented ability to function as an effective...
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06
Feb

Welcome Dr. Junqing Xu!

The Ping Group gladly welcomes postdoctoral researcher Dr. Junqing Xu! Learn More
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20
Dec

Fundamental principles for calculating charged defect ionization energies in ultrathin two-dimensional materials

Capping off 2018, the group’s paper “Fundamental principles for calculating charged defect ionization energies in ultrathin two-dimensional materials” has been published in Physical Review Materials! Congratulations to Tyler, Feng, and Prof. Ping! Defects in two-dimensional (2D) materials are becoming prominent candidates for quantum emitters and scalable optoelectronic applications. However, several physical properties that characterize their...
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30
Nov

Congratulations Tyler on advancing to PhD Candidacy

Congratulations to Tyler upon advancing to PhD candidacy after a successful oral exam. Keep up the good work!
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The Ping Group Team Bio’s

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