Tianyu Zhu

Tianyu Zhu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. His research focuses on developing electronic structure theory and numerical algorithms for simulating complex quantum phenomena in molecules, materials, and molecule-material interfaces. His research seeks to understand how electronic interactions and movements govern chemical reactions and material properties, by bridging modern advances in areas including quantum chemistry, condensed matter theory, and machine learning. The developed computational techniques will be applied to address challenges in design of transition metal catalysts, heterogeneous quantum materials, and organic-inorganic solar cells. Dr. Zhu received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from MIT. He conducted postdoctoral research at California Institute of Technology prior to joining Yale.