Density Functional Theory for Experimentalists Speakers



Feliciano Giustino
Professor of Physics
University of Texas at Austin


Feliciano Giustino is Professor of Physics at the University of Texas, Austin, and holds the Moncrief Chair in Quantum Materials Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and held a post-doctoral appointment at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of Texas he was Professor of Materials Science at the University of Oxford for over a decade, and the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in Engineering at Cornell University. He is a Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited researcher, the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Giustino specializes in electronic structure theory, high-performance computing, and the atomic-scale design of advanced materials using quantum mechanics. He is author of 140 scientific publications and one book on density-functional theory. He initiated the open-source software project EPW for ab initio calculations of electron-phonon interactions, which is regularly used by research groups around the world.



Betül Pamuk
Research Associate, Applied and Engineering Physics & PARADIM
Cornell University

Betül Pamuk has obtained her B.S. degree from Bilkent University; and M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Pierre et Marie Curie Campus of Sorbonne Université and is currently a research associate staff scientist for PARADIM at Cornell University. She has been working on computational condensed matter physics using first-principles calculations. Her research is focused on understanding the effect of phonons on the atomic and electronic structure.



Lynne Vincent
Assistant Professor of Management
Syracuse University

Lynne Vincent holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is currently an assistant professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Before joining Syracuse University, she was a postdoc at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the moral and social implications of creativity for individuals, groups, and organizations. She teaches undergraduate courses on management and organizational behavior at Syracuse University.