our group

Laura de Sousa Oliveira

Principal Investigator

Laura is interested in using computational strategies towards an atomistic understanding of nano- and bulk-scale phenomena, as well as designing inorganic materials.

Alathea Davies

PhD Student

Ali (short for Alathea) is hoping to use computational strategies to study the fundamental interactions of chemical systems. Outside of school, her hobbies are rock climbing, playing piano, reading Tolkien, and growing herbs and wildflowers.

Simon Beer

Undergraduate Researcher

Simon is hoping to use computational strategies to learn more about artificial intelligence and how that can be used to better society. For fun, Simon likes to play video games, stream on Twitch, watch soccer, and code mini projects.

Masoumeh Gahrouei

PhD Student

Masoumeh is hoping to use computational strategies to predict property-structure relationships of materials. Her hobbies include playing basketball, watching soccer and volleyball, watching movies, going out with her friends and listening to music.

Quincy Reynolds

REU Student

Quincy Reynolds hopes to use computational chemistry as a new way to look at and study chemistry. Hobbies include rodeo, hanging out with friends, playing video games, and finding new music.

Bethena Balanon

Talaria by Athena student

Bethena is a college freshman from the Philippines, interested in the application of computational strategies to study compounds for environmental sustainability. During her free time she likes reading fiction, watching Korean dramas, baking pastries, and having fun with her friends.


Debugging Guru

Duckie is an excellent listener, always ready to help the group with debugging.

On its free time, Duckie enjoys splashing and squeaking.