DRG Research

Theoretical Chemistry and Beyond

Research in the DiStasio group focuses on development, implementation, and application of novel methodologies that extend the frontiers of electronic structure theory in complex condense-phase environments. By utilizing the computational techniques of quantum and statistical mechanics, the DiStasio group seeks to address challenging problems in theoretical chemistry and further our understanding of fundamental systems and processes of importance throughout all disciplines of chemistry, ranging from organic/inorganic chemistry (i.e., catalyst design, solvation/solvent effects) to biochemistry (i.e., stability, structure, and function of proteins, enzymes, and DNA/RNA, drug discovery) and materials science (i.e., molecular crystal polymorphism, forward and inverse design of novel materials).

The DiStasio Research Group is currently accepting Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Prospective Graduate students will need to apply to the Graduate Program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. Current Cornell Graduate and Undergraduate students interested in joining the DRG are encouraged to attend the weekly DRG meetings.