Group Profile

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. Gábor I. Csonka, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Pál. D. Mezei, University of Basel, Switzerland
Prof. Rajendra Zope, University of Texas, El Paso,TX, USA
Dr. Carlos Diaz, University of Texas, El Paso,TX, USA
Prof. John P. Perdew, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Jianwei Sun, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

Prof. J.M. Pitarke, NanoGune Center, San Sebastian, Basque Country
Prof. Kieron Burke, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Prof. Qimin Yan, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Xifan Wu, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
Prof. Koblar Alan Jackson, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
Prof. Tim Gould, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Prof. Xinguo Ren, USTC, Hefei, China


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC 708
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-8479