Robert Wexler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

The Wexler group is focused on theoretical materials innovation for renewable energy and environmental applications, with a special emphasis on developing computational methods for the more realistic modeling of interfacial phenomena in electrocatalysis, solar energy conversion, and environmental energy harvesting. I am driven by the prospects of using first-principles calculations, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, and machine learning as a synergistic approach for developing a fundamental understanding of complex materials systems, discovering relationships between their structure and function, and identifying promising routes for device optimization.

Research keywords: Computational chemistry; Theoretical chemistry; Materials chemistry

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Find it here.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:I started at WashU in July 2022 and hired my first postdoctoral trainee, Dr. Ray Yang , in October 2022.
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Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:2
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.