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Our group works on cutting edge problems in the broad areas of condensed matter and materials physics.

Computational methods based on atomistic and finite element methods are used and developed to investigate properties of novel materials and devices. We are also engaged with analytical theories for modeling novel quantum processes.

Our focus is on emerging problems in transport, light-matter phenomena, and energy applications.

Trail Blazers Event at USF 

The Trail Blazers speaker series highlights leading faculty at the College of Arts and Sciences. This year, Prof. Woods was featured as a speaker presenting "The Quantum Leap: Unveiling the Future of Computing and its Potential Effects in Our Lives" 


Paper in Materials Research Bulletin

Quaternary chalcogenides continue with their surprises. A new spinel CuInSnS4 can host different types of disorder, and their peculiar properties may be attractive to thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.

Tharp/Duckwall Summer Fellowship for Long!

Long has been awarded the prestigious Tharp/Duckwall Summer Fellowship for 2024 to conduct his research on radiative phenomena for his PhD Thesis!

Well deserved recognition!

Travel Award for Diem

Congratulations to Diem for being awarded a Travel Grant from the APS Division of Computational Physics to attend the March Meeting in Minneapolis this year!

Way to go!

DS Award for Dr. Le

Dr. Le has been selected by the APS as a DS awardee for the March Meeting 2024.



His award will allow him to travel to Minneapolis and present his work on light-matter interactions in materials.

Paper in Physical Review Research

Check out our new coupled nonlinear dipole approach showing that optical nonlinearities can be quite important for the ubiquitous van der Waals interactions in materials!

Paper in Physical Review B

A collaborative paper on complex Casimir phenomena in carbon nanotube metasurfaces - check it out!

Paper in J of Alloys and Compounds

Chalcogenide semiconductors continue to be of interest to various communities and in our paper we examine a series of new materials and their electronic and phonon properties computationally.

Paper in Inorganic Chemistry

Long Ma did a great job performing simulations on a new material made of earth-abundant constituents. Excellent collaborations with experimentalists!

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