Welcome to the home page for the Asta Group, located in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The Asta group leverages state-of-the-art computational techniques and resources to study advanced materials for the next generation of engineering technologies. Our current research area focuses include advanced structural alloys, functional semiconductors, Generation IV nuclear reactor materials, and code development.
The Asta Group is a key contributor to the Materials Project, based at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. We contribute computational analysis of functional materials through point-defect calculations in collaboration with experimentalists.
If you are interested in joining the Asta Group as a graduate student, please do not contact us until after you are accepted into the graduate program.