Wissam A. Saidi

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Ohio State University, 2003
Summary:

The overarching goals of our research is to develop and use multiscale simulation tools to understand, predict, and design novel materials for applications in energy conversion and storage, surfaces and interfaces, spectroscopy, and nanoparticles. Our group has extensive expertise in different levels of theories in computational materials design that span a wide range of accuracy levels and length scales, including force-field, density-functional theory, quantum Monte Carlo and quantum chemistry methods.

Specific Research Directions:

  1. Solar Cells
  2. Novel two Dimensional Materials: Graphene and Beyond
  3. Innovative Materials for Electrocatalysis
  4. Metal Oxidation
  5. Surfaces and Interfaces
  6. Ferroelectric Materials
  7. Raman Spectroscopy
  8. Van der Waals interactions
Students
Namesort descending Position Email
Curnan, Matthew Postdoctoral Fellow m.t.curnan@gmail.com
He, Zilong Undergraduate Student ZIH6@pitt.edu
Huang, Zihao Undergraduate Student zih4@pitt.edu
Williamson, Philip Undergraduate Student PHW17@pitt.edu
Yang, Timothy Graduate Student tty2@pitt.edu

Matthew Curnan

Postdoctoral Fellow

m.t.curnan@gmail.com
538F Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh

Zilong He

Undergraduate Student

ZIH6@pitt.edu
538F Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh

Zihao Huang

Undergraduate Student

zih4@pitt.edu
538F Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh

Philip Williamson

Undergraduate Student

PHW17@pitt.edu
538F Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh

Timothy Yang

Graduate Student

tty2@pitt.edu
538F Benedum Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Adsorption of polyvinylpyrrolidone on Ag surfaces: insight into a structure-directing agent." WA Al-Saidi, Haijun Feng, Kristen A Fichthorn. Nano letters.
  2. "Oxygen reduction electrocatalysis using N-doped graphene quantum-dots." Wissam A Saidi. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
  3. "CO2 adsorption on TiO2(101) anatase: A dispersion-corrected density functional theory study." Dan C Sorescu, Wissam A Al-Saidi, Kenneth D Jordan. The Journal of chemical physics.
  4. "An assessment of the vdW-TS method for extended systems." WA Al-Saidi, Vamsee K Voora, Kenneth D Jordan. Journal of chemical theory and computation.
  5. "Temperature dependent energy levels of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite." Benjamin J Foley, Daniel L Marlowe, Keye Sun, Wissam A Saidi, Louis Scudiero, Mool C Gupta, Joshua J Choi. Applied Physics Letters.
Recent Publications
  1. "Developing a Fingerprinting and Machine Learning Framework Linking Structural Disorder to Oxidation Behavior in Metal Grain Boundaries for CO2 Electrocatalysis." Matthew Curnan, Wissam A Saidi, Judith Yang, Jeong Woo Han. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  2. "Evaluating the Accuracy of Common γ-Al2O3 Structure Models by Selected Area Electron Diffraction from High-Quality Crystalline γ-Al2O3." Henry O Ayoola, Stephen D House, Cecile S Bonifacio, Kim Kisslinger, Wissam A Saidi, Judith C Yang. Acta Materialia.
  3. "Atomic Scale Dynamic Process of Cu Oxidation Revealed By Correlated in situ Environmental TEM and DFT Simulations." Meng Li, Matthew T Curnan, Michael A Cresh-Sill, Stephen D House, Wissam A Saidi, Judith C Yang. Microscopy and Microanalysis.
  4. "Determination of the Crystal Structure of Gamma-Alumina by Electron Diffraction and Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy." Henry O Ayoola, Cecile S Bonifacio, Matthew T Curnan, Stephen D House, Meng Li, Joshua Kas, John J Rehr, Eric A Stach, Wissam A Saidi, Judith C Yang. Microscopy and Microanalysis.
  5. "In situ Atomic Scale Observation of Cu2O Reduction Under Methanol." Meng Li, Hao Chi, Matthew T Curnan, Michael A Cresh-Sill, Stephen D House, Wissam A Saidi, Götz Veser, Judith C Yang. Microscopy and Microanalysis.

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