David J. Keffer

Professor Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Adjunct Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Phone: 865-974-5322
E-mail: dkeffer@utk.edu

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David Keffer leads the Computational Materials Research Group in collaborative efforts with experimentalists in joint materials discovery ventures, in which guidance from theory and simulation is integrated with synthesis and characterization techniques to predict new materials possessing atomic and mesoscale structure for targeted sustainable energy applications.

Keffer is a faculty member of the Energy Science and Engineering Program of The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, a faculty affiliate with the Joint Institute of Computational Science and a research affiliate with Joint Institute of Advanced Materials

Topics of expertise: Multiscale materials modeling, molecular simulation, nanostructured materials, sustainable energy, fuel cells, batteries.