Welcome to the Research Group of Hanyu Gao
Modeling techniques have played an important role in chemical reaction and process engineering in multiple aspects. For example, microkinetic modeling provides ways of exploring complex reaction systems for which experimental measurements are challenging; optimization algorithms can be used to guide efficient design of experiments and improvement of processes. More recently, advances in data science and machine learning have also demonstrated their strength in elucidating complicated patterns from molecular structures and reaction systems. Although they have already been powerful individually, the synergies between these modeling techniques would provide even more benefits.
Our group focuses on developing and applying both theoretical and data-driven models to solve problems in chemistry and chemical engineering, in order to facilitate chemical discovery and process development.