Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, 2007
B.S., Physics, Stanford University, 2001
B.A., Slavic Studies, Stanford University, 2001
Honors and Awards
LLNL Early & Mid Career Recognition Award, 2017
National Science Foundation International Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2008
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2007
Dr. Wood's primary research interests lie in the application of ab initio and mesoscale simulation techniques and high-performance computing to materials for energy storage and conversion. He has led numerous projects in hydrogen storage and production, solid-state batteries, electrocatalysis, and corrosion science. He is currently the Associate Program Lead for Hydrogen & Computational Energy Materials at LLNL.
His research activites center on "beyond-ideal" materials modeling for enable more realistic simulations of device operating environments. Topics of interest include solid-liquid and solid-solid interfaces, electrochemical processes, cooperative dynamics, disordered and amorphous systems, and nonequilibrium behavior. He is also active in the development of computational approaches for multiscale kinetics of physiochemical and electrochemical processes, and in the formulation of descriptors that use physiochemical principles to rapidly predict materials performance and durability.
Dr. Wood is the Theory Lead for the Hydrogen Storage Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC), funded by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. HyMARC focuses on the foundational understanding of kinetic and thermodynamic phenomena underlying solid-state hydrogen storage.