Dr. Eric Chen
My research in the Tuckerman group involves a combination of algorithm and workflow development (e.g. enhanced configurational sampling and machine learning of complex, high-dimensional free-energy surfaces) associated with molecular crystal polymorph prediction, polymorph stability-ranking, crystal growth mechanisms and the nature of crystal defects/disorder. Such studies have applications to specific problems related to topics involving pharmaceuticals, bio-mineralization, electronics and high-energy materials.
I obtained a Ph. D in Chemistry at the University of Western Australia for the synthesis and analysis of a collection of Lanthanide Picrate complexes. My background and work experience ranges from studies in coordination chemistry and chemical crystallography to modeling disorder of small molecule crystals using Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation (Postdoctoral studies at the Australian National University).
In the past, I have also worked for a pharmaceutical company.