We use computational methods to design and investigate novel materials for a wide range of applications, including electronics, optoelectronics, energy conversion, efficiency, and storage. Most of our work centers on electronic structure, first-principles methods based on Density Functional Theory.
The goal is to advance our understanding of how materials behave at the microscopic level, and how this is translated into macroscopic properties that can be probed experimentally and optimized for the desired applications. Special emphasis is given to the combined effort of computer simulations and experiments in exploring novel materials and uncovering new physical phenomena. More specifically we are interested in defects and doping of oxide and nitride semiconductors, complex oxides and their heterostructures, half-Heusler compounds, novel materials for photovoltaics, and two-dimensional (2D) layered materials.
03/16/2018: Abhishek Sharan received University Doctoral Fellowship for 2018-2019.
11/10/2017: Congratulations to Shoaib for passing the Ph.D. candidacy exam!
08/03/2017: Tianshi’s article “Strong effect of electron-phonon interaction on the lattice thermal conductivity in 3C-SiC” was accepted in Physical Review Materials. Congratulations!
July31 -August12: Wei Li and Tianshi Wang participated the Hands-on Workshop Density-Functional Theory and Beyond organized by Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.
07/28/2017: Abhishek’s article “Hybrid-functional calculations of the copper impurity in silicon” was accepted in Phys. Rev. Applied. Congratulations!
07/20/2017: Congratulations to Wei Li for passing the Ph.D. candidacy exam!
June 28-30: Abhishek and Shoaib presented on the 59th Electronic Materials Conference, South Bend, Indiana.
05/18/2017: Janotti group attended “WORKSHOP ON THE SCAN DENSITY FUNCTIONAL: FUNDAMENTALS, PRACTICES, AND EXTENSIONS” at Temple University.
05/05/2017: Tianshi’s article “Band alignment and p-type doping of ZnSnN2” was accepted in Physical Review B. Congratulations!
03/30/2017: Dr. Fernando Sabino joins Janotti group. Welcome!
03/17/2017: Janotti group presents research at APS march meeting, 2017.
01/30/2017: Prof. Anderson Janotti has won a NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award! Congratulations!
12/01/2016: Prof. Anderson Janotti was electted APS fellow, Division of Materials Physics, for outstanding contributions to defect physics and doping in semiconductors.