PhD Northwestern University (1988)
Quantum Theory Project and Center for Condensed Matter Sciences
Research aims at physical phenomena at ultra small (nano)-scale via large-scale computational approach. The goal is to develop a basic understanding of physical properties of finite-size systems (cluster, nano-crystals, molecular/nano-wires) and their interaction with bulk matter. Small systems exhibit unique properties because of size confinement, and therefore are of great fundamental significance as well as technological value. We are working on systematic investigations of size-dependent energetic, structural, electronic structure, electronic transport, mechanical, dynamic, and thermodynamic properties of various systems, as well as their interaction with bulk matter.