Andre Z. Clayborne (PI)
Dr. Andre Z. Clayborne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University. His experience with computational methods dates back to 2002. He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Argonne National Laboratory, and Kansas State University. He was awarded over 200,000 EUR for his research as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Finland. Recently, he received the Young Foreign Investigator Fellowship from the Natural National Science Foundation of China. His current research interests include the rational design and virtual screening of nanomaterials for heterogeneous and electrochemical catalysis, the design of materials using nanoparticles as buidling blocks, using inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles for biological applications, and electronic structure and optical properties of main-group clusters with a focus on using computational methods. Additional research interest include STEM education and developing STEM cirricula for children on the autism spectrum.