My main research topic is modeling of defects in silicon carbide. This is done using the high through put approach, i.e., I construct as many different defects as possible, run theoretic calculations and add the results to a database. This will hopefully help to identify unknown defects in silicon carbide.
As a side project, I am developing a finite element code to compute orbital-free density functional theory. This code will hopefully produce fast but rough estimates for the stability of a material. Hence, help to find new materials.