We are a multiscale, computational research group based in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. We leverage First Principles CalculationsMolecular DynamicsMesoscale Modeling, and Machine Learning techniques to study fundamental mechanical, chemical, and electronic properties of advanced materials.  

Over the years, our sponsors have included the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, and many others. We also collaborate with the Materials Project at UC Berkeley to develop high-throughput tools for materials design.

Contact Us

Our lab is located in room 475 of Hearst Memorial Mining Building on UC Berkeley campus.


Undergraduate students interested in research in the Asta group can reach out to Mark or to a graduate student whose research topic interests them. Admitted graduate students can reach out to Mark for opportunities as a Graduate Research Assistant.