Emily Crabb

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Condensed Matter Theory
  • Academic Advisor: Jeffrey Grossman
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022
    BS in Physics and BSE in Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor of Physics at Centre College
  • Research Area: Computational Condensed Matter Theory and Materials Science


Emily Crabb, Arthur France-Lanord, Graham Leverick, Ryan Stephens, Yang Shao-Horn, and Jeffrey Grossman. "Importance of Equilibration Method and Sampling for Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Solvent - Lithium Salt Systems in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries." Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 16, no. 12 (2020). doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00833

Graham Leverick, Ryoichi Tatara, Shuting Feng, Emily Crabb, Arthur France-Lanord, Michal Tulodziecki, Jeffrey Lopez, Ryan Stephens, Jeffrey Grossman, and Yang Shao-Horn. "Solvent- and anion-dependent Li+-O2- coupling strength and implications on the thermodynamics and kinetics of Li-O2 batteries." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, no. 9 (2020). doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b09968

Hyeondeok Shin, Anouar Benali, Ye Luo, Emily Crabb, Alejandro Lopez-Bezanilla, Laura E. Ratcliff, Andrea M. Jokisaari, and Olle Heinonen. "Zirconia and Hafnia Polymorphs: Ground-state Structural Properties from Diffusion Monte Carlo." Physical Review Materials 2, no. 7 (2018). doi:10.1103/physrevmaterials.2.075001.

Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, Isaac Salib, Gerald T. McFarlin IV, Olga Kuksenok, and Anna C. Balazs. "Harnessing Self-healing Vesicles to Pick up, Transport and Drop off Janus Particles" in Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles. Ramanathan Nagarajan, Ed., Wiley, 2018.

Emily Crabb. "Outlook for Theoretical Neutron Interaction Cross Section Calculations." Summer 2015. Naval Reactors white paper, not released to public

Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, and Anna C. Balazs. "Self-Healing Vesicles Deposit Lipid-Coated Janus Particles into Nanoscopic Trenches." Langmuir 29, no. 52 (2013). doi:10.1021/la4039182.

Isaac Salib, Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, Gerald T. Mcfarlin, Olga Kuksenok, and Anna C. Balazs. "Harnessing Fluid-Driven Vesicles To Pick Up and Drop Off Janus Particles." ACS Nano 7, no. 2 (2013). doi:10.1021/nn304622f.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - declined, 2016
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship - declined, 2016
Emma Locke Award - University of Pittsburgh scholarship/leadership award for graduating seniors, 2016
Goldwater Scholar, 2014-2016
Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) Undergraduate Scholarship, 2015-2016
Thomas Lain Fund Scholarship - A physics essay contest, 2013
Full tuition scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2016
National Merit Corporate Scholarship from Arkema Inc. Foundation, 2011-2015
Russel Vohr and Hazel Ley Beckett Scholarship in Computer Engineering from the Engineering Alumni Fund, 2011-2016
Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics honor society, 2015
Inducted into Tau Beta Pi - Engineering honor society, 2014