Group Profile

Atomic-level understanding of the role of the defect states
for tailoring catalysts at the microscopic level and designing new catalysts
(Temple University’s seed grant, in collaboration with
Prof. Qimin Yan)

The Ruzsinszky Group is interested in method development and applications. Method development focuses on Random-Phase Approximation (RPA), Green’s function-related methods (GW), on nonlocal kernels for RPA/GW and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT).

We have an interest in developing and applying new self-interaction correction schemes in finite systems.
Our applications focus on layered materials for solar cell applications and water splitting.

Our group has worldwide collaborations:

Prof. John P. Perdew, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Qimin Yan, Northeastern, Boston, USA
Prof. Jianwei Sun, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

Prof. J.M. Pitarke, NanoGune Center, San Sebastian, Basque Country
Prof. Koblar Alan Jackson, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
Prof. Gábor I. Csonka, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary


Temple University
Department of Physics
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Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-8479