The Devereaux Group

Personnel


Emily Been

Emily Been

Emily is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. Her current project focuses on the use of electronic structure methods for understanding the composition and dynamics of energy storage materials, including charge and discharge structural and electronic dynamics of Li-ion battery anode and cathode compounds.

Tianyi Liu

Tianyi Liu

Tianyi is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is interested in numerical methods applied to strongly correlated systems in condensed matter theory.

Tim Abate

Iwnetim (Tim) Iwnetu Abate

Iwnetim (Tim) is a PhD student in Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University and is co-advised by Dr. Mike Toney and Professor Tom Devereaux. His current project combines x-ray characterization techniques, electrochemical characterization, and computational methods to create a mechanistic model for the formation and composition of the SEI layer in Si anode Li-ion battery materials. He uses X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopy techniques available at SLAC both in-situ and ex-situ. He performs density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to elucidate the SEI growth mechanism on crystalline and amorphous Si.

Xuxin Huang

Xuxin Huang

Xuxin is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. She is studying sign-problem free variants of determinant quantum Monte Carlo for specific models, including those related to the formation and dynamics of excitons and exciton condensates in bilayer systems. Her interests are in numerical methods and strongly correlated systems in condensed matter theory.

Lavi Blumberg

Lavi Blumberg

Lavi is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is developing computational codes, including time-dependent density matrix renormalization group (td-DMRG) techniques, to study the electronic structure of exotic strongly correlated materials.

Yuan Chen

Yuan Chen

Yuan is currently a PhD candidate in Applied Physics at Stanford. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Tsinghua University in China. He is interested in ultrafast dynamics in materials and numerical methods. Currently he is working on time domain theory for pump-probe spectroscopies, especially time resolved RIXS and other experiments that will be conducted at LCLS and LCLS-II. He enjoys music, food, and board games in his free time.

Ilkyu Lee

Ilkyu Lee

Ilkyu is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is studying exact diagonalization and small cluster configuration methods for correlated electron materials. He combines these techniques with input from electronic structure codes for evaluating x-ray scattering cross-sections to compare with experiments performed on energy materials, including battering anode and cathode compounds.

Edwin Huang

Edwin Huang

Edwin is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is studying numerical techniques, such as determinant quantum Monte Carlo. His interests are in numerical methods and strongly correlated systems in condensed matter theory.

Ben Nosarzewski

Ben Nosarzewski

Ben is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is studying numerical techniques, such as determinant quantum Monte Carlo and Keldysh Green's function equation of motion methods. His interests are in numerical methods and strongly correlated systems both in and out of equilibrium.

Harrison Ruiz

Harrison Ruiz

Harrison is currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford. He is studying exact diagonalization methods for solving spin models for correlated electron materials and evaluating cross-sections to compare with neutron and Raman scattering experiments. His interests are in numerical methods, spin systems, and strongly correlated materials in condensed matter theory.

Yifan Jiang

Yifan Jiang

Yifan is currently a postdoc at Stanford. His interests are in quantum criticality and exotic phases of matter.

Yoni Schattner

Yoni Schattner

Yoni is currently a postdoc at Stanford. His interests are in correlated systems and quantum criticality in condensed matter theory.

Chunjing Jia

Chunjing Jia

Chunjing is an Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC jointly appointed between TIMES, SSRL and LCLS. Her research interests mainly lie in the computational study of strongly correlated materials and materials for energy storage, combining ab initio methods and exact diagonalization techniques to simulate light scattering spectroscopies with materials specificity.

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Sri Chaitanya Das Pemmaraju

Sri Chaitanya Das Pemmaraju

Das is an Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC jointly appointed between TIMES, SSRL and LCLS. His research focuses on using ab initio methods to simulate X-ray spectroscopies in materials and molecular systems, particularly for systems driven out of equilibrium for which he currently is developing real-time TDDFT codes.

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Hongchen Jiang

Hongchen Jiang

Hongchen is a Staff Scientist at SLAC in the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES). Hongchen's primary focus is the study of correlated materials and topological phases of matter using the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) numerical technique.

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Brian Moritz

Brian Moritz

Brian is a Staff Scientist at SLAC in the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES). Brian uses a variety of numerical techniques, including quantum Monte Carlo and exact diagonalization, to study models for strongly correlated materials. Using efficient, parallel algorithms to perform numerical simulations, results can be compared to data from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and other X-ray spectroscopies (primarily XAS, XES, and RIXS). His recent focus includes understanding the nonequilibrium physics revealed by various types of pump-probe experiments, including those performed at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

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Thomas P. Devereaux

Thomas P. Devereaux

Professor Devereaux is the Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES, the Materials Science Division at SLAC), a professor in the Photon Science Faculty at SLAC and Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. His main research interests lie in the areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and computational physics. His research efforts focus on using the tools of computational physics to understand quantum materials and how spectroscopies can be used to fingerprint the influence of multiple degrees of freedom, interactions, and phases that lead to technologically relevant materials properties.

"As the speed and cost of computing continues to improve, we are poised to tackle heretofore unaddressed problems, with the goal of understanding electron dynamics via a combination of analytical theory and numerical simulations to provide insight into materials of relevance to energy science."

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Current and Frequent Visitors


Giacomo Ghiringhelli Giacomo Ghiringhelli

Area: Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Politecnico di Milano

Rudi Hackl Rudi Hackl

Area: Raman Scattering
Walther-Meissner-Institut

Peter Hirschfeld Peter Hirschfeld

Area: Condensed Matter Theory
University of Florida

Zhongbing Huang Zhongbing Huang

Area: Theory for Correlated Electrons
Hubei and Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China

Arno Kampf Arno Kampf

Area: Condensed Matter Theory
Universität Augsburg

John Rehr John J. Rehr

Area: FEFF and Theory of Spectroscopy
University of Washington

Doug Scalapino

Area: Condensed Matter Theory
University of California, Santa Barbara

Jeroen van den Brink Jeroen van den Brink

Area: Theories of Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering
IFW, Dresden


Former Members of Devereaux Group


Yvonne Kung

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Novelist

Martin Claassen

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Flatiron Research Fellow, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation

Yao Wang

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Christian Mendl

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Junior Professor, Technische Universität Dresden

Nachum Plonka

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Data Scientist, Quantifind

Kai Wu Kai Wu

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Private Industry

Shenxiu Liu

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Software Engineer, Facebook

Krzysztof Wohlfeld Krzysztof Wohlfeld

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Clement Bazin Clement Bazin

Formerly: Visiting Diploma Student, EPFL
Current: Consultant, chez EY

L. Andrew Wray L. Andrew Wray

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, NY

Michael Sentef Michael Sentef

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Post-Doc, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany

Chenliang Li Chenliang Li

Formerly: Visiting Scientist, SIMES
Current: Assistant Professor, College of Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Harbin Engineering University

Thomas Boehm Thomas Böhm

Formerly: Visiting Student
Current: Walther-Meissner-Institut

Nandan Pakhira Nandan Pakhira

Formerly: Visiting Scientist
Current: Post-Doc, University of Queensland, Australia

Beth Nowadnick Elizabeth Nowadnick

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Lex Kemper Alexander "Lex" Kemper

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Cheng-Chien Chen Cheng-Chien Chen

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Assistant Professor, University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Adam Sorini Adam Sorini

Formerly: Post-Doc
Current: Managing Scientist, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates

Steve Johnston Steve Johnston

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Patrick Kirchmann Patrick Kirchmann

Formerly: Research Associate
Current: Staff Scientist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Katherine Luna Katherine Luna

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Data Scientist, Apple

Francois Vernay Francois Vernay

Formerly: Post-Doc
Current: Professeur des Universités au département GIM de l'IUT de l'UPVD, Universite de Perpignan

Aden Seaman Aden Seaman

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Research Engineer, University of Waterloo.
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Cedric Beny

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Research Fellow, National University of Singapore

Saahil Shenoy

Formerly: Graduate Student
Current: Graduate Student, Stanford University