Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Janotti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Physics from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2000 for theoretical work on defects and surfaces of semiconductors. This was followed by a Postdoctoral appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, from 2000 to 2002, to work on computational design of novel photovoltaic materials for multi-junction solar cells. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Janotti was a Research Associate in the Metals and Ceramics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working on theoretical models for high-temperature metal superalloys. In 2004, he joined the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara as a Project Scientist. At UCSB he studied defects and doping in oxide and nitride semiconductors, (de)hydrogenation processes in metal hydrides, nitride surfaces, high-k dielectrics, defects and interfaces in complex oxides, and two dimensional layered materials for electronic applications.
In 2015 he was appointed to the faculty at the University of Delaware. Prof. Janotti’s research covers computational design of novel materials, including the study of processes involving defects, doping, interfaces and surfaces, using state of the art first-principles calculations based on the Density Functional Theory. More generally, Dr. Janotti is interested in the discovery and development of novel materials for electronics and energy applications. Prof. Janotti has authored over 200 technical publications, which accumulated over 20,000 citations, and has an h-index of 63 according to Google Scholar.
(Beijing Computational Science Research Center)
Previous graduate students and Postdocs
- Tianshi Wang (2015-2019)
- Abhishek Sharan (2015-2019)
- Dr. Fernando Sabino (2017-2018)
- Dr. Zhigang Gui (2016-2018)
- Dr. Lu Sun (2016-2017)
- Dr. Marciano Carneiro (2017-2018)