Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Popescu for receiving one of the three 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award, the highest recognition given to students from the USF Graduate School!
Congratulations to Anh Phan for the successful defence of his Master's thesis "Graphene Casimir Interactions with Some Possible Applications"!
Our group is engaged in various problems related to theoretical modeling and description of structural, functional, and nanoscale materials and devices. We pursue two complementary routes. On the one hand, analytical techniques based on quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and many-body theory, are being developed. On the other hand, first principle density functional theory and tight binding models on high-performance supercomputers are being utilized.
Our group maintains strong collaborations with experimental teams as well as other theoretical groups from the University of South Florida, other universities and national research laboratories. We are devoted to conducting leading edge research to advance our understanding of complex materials and devices using analytical and computational methods.
Currentlly Funded Projects:
"Proximity Phenomena in Graphitic Nanostructures: Theoretical Studies" - funded by the Department of Energy (DOE)
"Granular Nanocomposites for Improved Thermoelectric Performance: Theory and Experiment" (in collaboration with Prof. George Nolas) - funded by the National Science Fundation (NSF). To see the abstract of the award please follow this link.
Previously Funded Projects:
"Theoretical Studies of Graphitic Nanostructures Materials Interactions II" - funded by the Department of Energy (DOE)
"Theoretical Studies of Carbon Nanotubes Interactions I" - funded by the Department of Energy (DOE)
"Electronic Structure Studies of Adsorption on Defective and Deformed Carbon Nanotubes" - funded by the Petroleum Research Fund (PRF)
Graduate and Undergraduate Research
Research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in a vibrant research group are available. The interdisciplinary and collaborative projects we are involved in will unable students to acquire a variety of analytical and computational skills to conduct cutting edge science. Students in our group have received prestigious awards and internships. Interested students are encouraged to contact Prof. L.M. Woods.