The overarching theme of our research is in silico design of functional materials, including biomaterials. Designing programmed self-assembly of molecular or mesoscopic building blocks into functional architectures and elucidating the mechanism and kinetics of assembly is a focal point of our current research. The study of soft matter is central to this research theme. To this end our research develops, adapts, and applies computational methods, uses tools of statistical mechanics, and often undertakes a survey of the underlying energy landscape for the system of interest in close connection with contemporary experimental research.Our research is interdisciplinary in nature and maintains active collaboration with a number of research groups in Europe and North America. Please visit the Research section for more details.