- (i) Bottom-up design of refractory ceramic alloys and superlattices that retain high mechanical strength, hardness, and toughness from room to elevated (> 1000 ºC) temperatures.
- (ii) Gaining atomistic and electronic-scale knowledge of gas/surface reactions and mass transport on bulk and 2D materials for applications in crystal growth, catalysis, and oxidation-resistant coatings
- (iii) Determination of thermodynamic and kinetic conditions for phase transformation and phase segregation in alloys.
- (iv) Development of theoretical methods and models for evaluation of material properties at conditions of relevance for practical uses.
I am also responsible for the Computational Physics course (4th-year students), as well as assistant/lecturer in other undergraduate courses.