The Ruzsinszky Group

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 meta-GGA-based functionals to replace the exact exchange for solids.
Our group is also interested in “beyond-RPA” methods, such as pp-RPA and ISTLS.
Our applications focus on layered materials for solar cell applications and water splitting.

Our group has worldwide collaborations:
Prof. Jefferson E. Bates, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA
Prof. Gábor I. Csonka, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Rajendra Zope, University of Texas, El Paso,TX, USA
Prof. Tunna Baruah, University of Texas, El Paso,TX, USA
Prof. John P. Perdew, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Jianwei Sun, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
Dr. Lucian A. Constantin, Italian Institut of Technology, Lecce, Italy

Prof. J.M. Pitarke, NanoGune Center, San Sebastian, Basque Country
Prof. Kieron Burke, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Prof. Gustavo Scuseria, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Prof. Bing Xiao, Jiaotong University, Xian, China
Prof. Qimin Yan, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Arun Bansil, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC 708
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Phone: (215) 204-8479