Exploring molecular space & Evolution
Welcome to the Valleau Lab webpage!
Designing optimal catalysts, clean energy materials and reactivity is at the heart of Chemical Engineering. Finding the features which maximize the efficiency of chemical transport processes, catalyst activity and so on, can enable us to define new tools for more rapid chemical design.
In this group, we aim to search for these features and to address the questions of reactivity, exciton transport and material design by combining and developing methods from different fields: Computational Chemistry, Biophysics and Computer Science. Among our goals, we want to understand how long term changes, such as biological evolution, temperature variations and solvent influence short time chemical transport processes.
Two areas we are currently interested in are described below. Visual renderings of previous research can also be found here.
We are seeking new members to work on exciting projects at the interface between
Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Biophysics!
To get an idea of my research you can look at my publications.
Undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been accepted at UW and are interested in exploring the exciting world of computational chemical engineering,
please email me your research interests and CV.
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington
3781 Okanogan Lane NE
Benson Hall 351
Seattle, WA, 98195-1750