The Clayborne Research Group joined the Department of Chemistry at Howard University in Fall 2017. Our goal is to develop novel technologies and materials through scientific discovery.  Research projects typically fall under two categories: computation and education.  We use computation to study the chemical and physical properties of nanoscale materials. The group is also developing innovative approaches to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Current research interests include the design and virtual screening of nanomaterials for catalysis, developing organometallic nanoparticles for biological applications, battery research, STEM education, and algorithm development. Research is often multidisciplinary, spanning across chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, education, and computer science.