Research in the Margulis group is theoretical and computational in nature. Areas of interest include the structure, dynamics and reactivity of room-temperature ionic-liquids and molecules dissolved in them; with some current projects being the development of theoretical tools to better interpret X-ray data in the liquid phase as well as at interfaces, the interpretation of spectroscopic properties of solutes and excess electrons dissolved in these liquids as well as charge transfer and transport. We also are very interested in high-temperature molten salts. Some of our projects involve theoretical work, whereas other projects heavily rely on high performance computing.
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Waruni V. Karunaratne, Shobha Sharma, congratulations on that massive piece of work on Reflectivity of salts under applied potentials that just got accepted today in JPCC! 10/15/2021
Amith, Juan Carlos congratulations on your accepted JPC B article! 5/28/2021
Shobha Sharma, Fei Wu, congratulations in the joint work recently published in JPC B that explains long time controversies about MgCl2 5/28/2021
Shobha Sharma, Alex Ivanov, congratulations on our recently accepted JPC B Perspectives article comparing Ionic Liquids and Molten Salts. 5/28/2021
Shobha Sharma, Waruni V. Karunaratne, Fei Wu congratulations to all of you. The MSEE collaborative paper on differential PDFs just got accepted in Chemical Science! 4/26/2021
Congratulations on two defenses in one week! Amith and Waruni successfully defended their dissertation this week. I am proud of both of you! 4/16/2021
Fei Wu (now Professor Fei Wu), gets a job at Lanzhou University. Congratulations!!