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Brian Space

Professor, Associate Department Head

Pronouns: (He, Him, His)


Dr. Space has received numerous awards and millions of dollars in grant funding from: NSF including a Career Award, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), the American Chemical Society, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and others.


PostDoctoral Researcher NSF CISE Princeton University 1995

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry Boston University 1992

B.A. Physical Chemistry Boston University 1988

Area(s) of Expertise

The Space research group is an innovator in developing and applying models of porous materials and interfacial systems with an emphasis on theoretical modeling of Metal Organic Materials. They are actively engaged in collaborative work with leading materials synthesis and characterization groups internationally. Another group focus on improving simulations has led to the development of modern PHAST force fields for atomistic modeling of materials.