People

 

Group Leader

Prof. Adrienn Ruzsinszky
email: aruzsinszky@temple.edu
Research Interests: Random Phase Approximation and its corrections, Green function methods (GW), Self-interaction correction with Fermi orbitals,
its time dependent version and applications to excitation problems such as charge transfer excitations, pp-RPA, ISTLS, materials applications

 

Postdoctoral Associates

TBA

 

Graduate students

Niraj Kumar Nepal
email: niraj.nepal@temple.edu
Research Interests: Implementing the NEO kernel in the GPAW code, Applications of the NEO kernel corrected RPA, Optical spectra with the NEO kernel, Computational exploration of density functionals on two-dimensional materials

Santosh Adhikari
email: santosh.adhikari@temple.edu
Research Interests: Effect of the FLOSIC self-interaction method on excited states of finite systems, adsorption of organic molecules on metallic surfaces

Bimal Neupane
email: bimal.neupane@temple.edu
Research Interests: Testing nonlocal kernels within the Random Phase Approximation on the formation energy of alloys and surface energies of metals

Shiqi Ruan
email: shiqi.ruan@temple.edu
Research Interests: The NEO kernel and the generalized RPA+ method in the FHI-aims code

Santosh Neupane
email: tuh37331@temple.edu
Research Interests: TBD
 

Undergraduate students

Alex Danzis
Research Interests: Implementing the “density-based” NEO-kernel in GPAW

 
High school student

Kelly Garcia

 

Regular visitor

Prof. Gábor I. Csonka
email: csonkagi@gmail.com
Research Interests: Random Phase Approximation, hybridized RPA’s, and their applications in Chemistry

Group alumni

Dr. Liping Yu
Research Interest: Strain, bending in two-dimensional materials, substrate effects

Dr. Niladri Sengupta
Research Interests: Structural phase transitions in solids with nonlocal density functional theory

Dr. Jefferson (Jeb) Bates
Research Interests: Random Phase Approximation and its corrections

Charles Packard
Research Interests: Strain effects in Pd hydrides

Daniel Lapsley
Research Interests: Formation energy of Cu-Au intermetallic alloys with many-body techniques

Jonathon Sensenig
Research Interests: Application of the Renormalized Perturbative RPA to bulk solids

Jonathan Fernandes
Research Interests: Strain effects in layered materials

Karl Jiahao Li
Research Interests: Moire structures

Dr. Savio Laricchia
Research Interests: RPA, kernels

Dr. Hemanadhan Myneni
Research Interests: Time-dependent linear response DFT with meta-GGA-based kernels