Group Members



All email addresses are AT smu.edu

Principal Investigator

Peng Tao

Assistant Professor

 

Peng joined the Department of Chemistry in the fall of 2013 as an Assistant Professor. He received his B.S. in Chemistry (1998) and M.S. in Physical Chemistry (2001) from the Peking University in China. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from the Ohio State University in 2007. Peng’s research interest focuses on developing highly efficient and accurate computational methods to calculate free energy for chemical and biological processes, and their application to solve real world chemistry and biological problems.

 

 

 

Tao

 

 

 

Graduate Students

Li Shen

 

Ph.D. Student
Computational Chemistry
Email: lshen

Li Shen got his bachelor degree of engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Then he obtained his master degree in fluid mechanics from Shanghai Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. He has much experience in molecular dynamics simulation and now focuses on QM/MM simulation in SMU. He likes sports, especially playing ping-pong and basketball. He is also interested in reading and photography, which makes him relaxed in his leisure time.

 

 

 

Li

 

 

 

Yifan Sun

 

Ph.D. Student
Computational Chemistry
Email: suns

Yifan Sun obtained her bachelor degree of bioinformatics from Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China.

 

 

 

Yifan

 

 

 

Feng Wang

 

Ph.D. Student
Computational Chemistry
Email: fengw

Feng Wang obtained her bachelor degree of Electrical and Information Engineering from Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China. Then she obtained her master degree in Information Countermeasure. She has experience in molecular dynamics simulation. She enjoys running, reading and watching TV in free time.

 

 

 

Feng

 

 

 

Hongyu Zhou

 

Ph.D. Student
Computational Chemistry
Email: hongyuz

Hongyu obtained his bachelor degree in pharmaceutical science at Tianjin University, China. After that, he pursues his Ph.D in Computational Chemistry at SMU. Beside chemistry, He also loves physics and computer science which lead he become interested in Computational Chemistry. In the free time, he likes to read books, listen to music, and watch Japanese animations.

 

 

 

Hongyu

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Trevor Heinzmann

 

B.S. Chemistry
Email: theinzmann

Trevor is currently an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry. He joined the lab in the Fall of 2017.

 

 

 

Trevor
Nerea Garcia Ramila

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Email: ngarciaramil

Nerea is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering on the pre-medicine track. She joined the lab in the Spring of 2017.