Huafeng Xu is involved in the development of novel computational chemistry methods. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and a B.S. from Beijing University, both in chemistry. He came to DESRES from the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied solvation thermodynamics and the effects of salt on hydrophobic solubility and protein stability. He has also developed algorithms and computational tools for 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals.