DFT for Undergraduates


Faculty Mentor: 
Professor Kieron Burke
Department: Physics & Astronomy
Office Address:
Campus Phone:
Email: kieron@uci.edu
Faculty Research Web site: http://dft.uci.edu

 
Area of Research: 
Physical SciencesPhysics & Astronomy

 
Expected Duration: 
Academic Year and Summer

 
Majors: 
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Additional Majors: Mathematics

 
Eligibility Requirements: 
Student in chemistry, physics, math, or computer science with a strong work ethic, and enthusiasm to learn is required. 
 
Project Details: 
Our research encompasses interdisciplinary areas of chemistry, physics and computer science. We focus on the fundamental understanding of density functional theory. Current projects vary from thermal DFT, DMRG (density matrix renormalization group), and semiclassical approximations. Long term applications of these projects include a better understanding of material properties, exoplanet interiors, and even inertial confinement fusion. Undergraduate researchers will work along with graduate students to further develop these projects using mathematical methods. 
 
Number of Positions: 
1 
 
Posted On: 
3/4/2016 
 
Post Until: 
2/2018 
 
Students Should Contact: 
Faculty Mentor





