Principal Investigator

Mingjie Liu
Office: (352)294-7548
Assistant Professor
LEI 240C, Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Ph.D. in Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University
B.S. in Physics, Nankai University

2022-present University of Florida, Assistant Professor in Chemistry
2020-2022 Massachusettes Institute of Technology, Postdoc in Chemical Engineering
2016-2020 Brookhaven National Lab, Postdoc in Center for Functional Nanomaterials


Dr. Bruce Bin Liu (Join Sept. 2023)

Ph.D. in Computational Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2022)

B.S. in Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (2017)


Dr. Somayeh Faraji (Join Nov. 2022)


Graduate Students

Jirui Jin (Join July 2022)


I am Jirui from China. I got my master’s degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I am interested in dealing with data generated from chemistry problems, and it will be super fun to build models to predict carbon material properties by harnessing machine learning. I strive to develop models and frameworks that enable the acceleration of atomistic simulations by orders of magnitude while retaining DFT-level accuracy. Additionally, I work on building a platform where quantum chemistry data can be calculated, shared, and organized. My hobby is working out.

Zhiyu Wang (Join August 2022)


I’m Zhiyu from China. I got my master’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. Now I’m interested in using machine learning as a powerful tool to screen the promising single-atom catalyst for bond activation.

Hong-Yi Wang (Join August 2022)


I was brought up in Taiwan where there is a famous building Taipei 101 located near my home. My hobbies are cycling and driving, so road-bike traveling and road-trip are my favorite. In my leisure time, I always go to the gym. My research interests are in modeling fields and making great applications by combing my previous experimental knowledge.

Yunrui Yan (Join August 2023)


Undergraduate Students

Adrian Gonzalez Socorro (MSE)
Alexis Forgatsch (Chem)
Justin Strikowski (CS)

Connor Ambrose (Chem&Data Science)

Ashley Maurer (CS)

Max N. Ross (CS)

Zhimin Chen (statistics)


Paola Lopez (Master, 2023)

Mansurbek Abdullaev (Graduate student 2022-2023)

Ana Xu (Undergraduate student 2022-2023)