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Brett Savoie

Assistant Professor

FRNY 1158
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-4235 (office)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Effective August 2017
B.S., Texas A&M University in Chemistry and Physics, 2008
PhD, Northwestern University in Theoretical Chemistry, 2014

Research Interests

Dr. Savoie's group focuses on accelerating the design and characterization of energy-related materials using theoretical methods. Burgeoning computational power and algorithm development have made theoretical characterization and screening essential steps in modern materials development. From first-principles predictions of electronic structure, catalytic activity, and even crystal structure—methods development continues to push the frontier of what material properties can be predicted in advance, thus economizing costly synthesis and optimization efforts.