Researchers in the Mason Group apply and develop theory and modeling towards the goal of linking macroscopic processes with molecular scale properties.  We specialize in quantum-based computational methods such as Density Functional Theory that are desirable for their ability to provide molecular-level detail about the structure and reactivity of nanomaterials in the environment.  The research subjects and approach create opportunities for group members to develop into multidisciplinary chemists who can understand and address topics in solid state physics, geochemistry, materials science, and more.