I started making comics in 2018, and discovered that I really loved doing it! A few of the comics I make have to do with science, but most do not. Most people don't find materials science as entertaining as I do.
EscapeCode is a project designed to offer free software training in Python to anyone in the NRW region, with a particular focus on those who have come here as refugees. If you are interested in how you might be able to partner with the project, don't hesitate to contact me.
Pyrho is a real-space DFT code written in Python. I didn't make it to be super-fast or scalable, but rather to be super-readable. In the last few decades, thousands of Ph.D.'s have been given to hard-working theoreticians who solved complex scientific problems using density functional theory (DFT) codes that they don't really understand. Pyrho exists to make the "under-the hood" foundation for most DFT codes accessible to those of us who aren't brave enough to dive into the source code of research grade DFT software packages.
Materialsweb is an online repository of electronic structure data for 2D and bulk layered materials. I built this Django website while working on my PhD in Richard Hennig's group in Florida. Members of his group now maintain the site.
I have a number of research interests, broadly revolving around computational studies of 2D materials and surfaces. I primarily use density functional theory (DFT) as a research tool, and I'm constantly trying to learn new tools to push the boundaries of computational materials science.