Principal Investigator

Udo Schwingenschlögl

Professor of Applied Physics

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Quantum Transport, Interface and Defect Physics, Correlated Materials, Thermoelectrics, Metal-Ion Batteries, Nanoparticles

Research Scientists

Xiaoning Zang

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Topological Phase, Twisted Light, Exciton, TDDFT

Postdoctoral Fellows

Aamir Shafique

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Thermoelectrics, 2D Materials, First-Principles High-Throughput Calculation, Lattice Dynamics, Reverse Monte Carlo Modelling and Simulation, Electron-Phonon Coupling, Lithium Ions Batteries

Abdulrahman H. Basher Yassin

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Plasma Surface Interactions, Material Science, Sustainable Energy, Plasma Simulation, DFT simulation, Force Field and ab Initio Molecular Dynamics, Atomic Layer Processing (ALP), Characterization of Nonthermal Plasmas and Their Applications, Plasma Treatment of Materials, Functionalization of Materials, Nonmetallic Materials, Self-Healing Systems

Abdus Samad

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: DFT, Lithium Ions Batteries, Computational Materials, Structure Analysis

Avijeet Ray

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Interface and Defect Physics, High-throughput, Magnetism, Correlated System

Duc Tam Ho

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Materials Modeling, Nano-Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Nanomaterials, Mechanical Meta-Materials

Gokaran Shukla

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Transport in all kind of  materials and  devices

Hasan Abdullah

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Magnetism, Spintronics, Quantum Transport, Topological Materials, Antiferromagnets

Junjie Jin

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Metal-Ion Batteries, Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Mathan Kumar Eswaran

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Perovskites, CO2 conversion, Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Hydrogen Storage, Gas Sensing

Minglei Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Metal-Ion Batteries, Interface and Defect Physics, Photocatalytic Water Splitting, Energy Conversion and Storage, Heterostructure, First-Principles Calculations

Mohammed Ghadiyali

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Perovskites, Metal-Semiconductor Interface, Solar cell

Ning Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: 2D Materials, First-Principle Theory, Interface, vdW Interaction, Electronic Properties, Contact

Paresch Chandra Rout

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Double perovkite room-temperature Multiferroics, Room-temperature Spintronics, Ferroelectric doubleperovskite solar cells, 2D magnetic materials for transport properties calculations

Roshan Ali

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Computational Materials, DFT, Solar cell, Catalysis, Optoelectronics

PhD Students

Abdullah Abdullah Bawazir

PhD Student

Research Interests: First-Principles Calculations, Twisted particles, Vortex beams, Quantum information processing, QFT, TMD

Aleksandr Voronin

PhD Student

Research Interests: Materials Modeling, Nanomaterials, Molecular Dynamics, DFT

Aleksandra Oranskaia

PhD Student

Research Interests: Materials Modeling, vdW Interaction, Chemistry of Materials

Arun Jangir

PhD Student

Research Interests: Low Dimensional Materials, Phase Transition, Mechanical Properties

Eman A Al Dawood

PhD Student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Thermoelectrics

Ghaith Jamal Nadhreen

PhD student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Materials Modeling, DFT, Graphene, Batteries, Membranes, Hydrogen Separation

Hector A. Jimenez Romero

PhD Student

Research Interests: Light Propagation, Light-Matter Interaction, Time-Dependent First Principles Calculations, Computational Physics

Kirill Agapev

PhD Student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Perovskites, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Luqman Saleem

PhD student

Research Interests: Quantum Transport, Exchange Magnon, Magnon Spintronics

Rakesh Rosan Pradhan

PhD Student

Research Interests: Perovskite Solar Cells, Nanomaterials, Charge-Carrier Dynamics

Saber Fahad Alfurhud

PhD Student

Research Interests: 2D Heterostructures Tandem Solar Cells, Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Perovskite Solar Cells, Nanomaterials

Shubham R. Singh

PhD Student

Research Interests: Condensed Matter Theory, 2D Materials, Magnetism, Thermoelectrics, DFT, Transport in all kind of  materials and  devices, Energy harvesting

Shubham Tyagi

PhD Student

Research Interests: Superlattices, Interface Phenomena, 2D Material Heterostructures

MS/PhD Students

Mahmoud Almansouri

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Quantum Transport, Thermoelectrics, Bilayer Materials

Mohammad Alharthy

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Materials Modeling, DFT, Nanomaterials, Energy Storage, Computational Chemistry, Electrocatalysis, Nonmetallic Materials

Ziang Zhang

MS/PhD Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Materials Informatics

MS Students

Basma K. Labani

MS Student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Spintronics, First-Principles Calculations, Van der Waals Magnets, Ferromagnetism

Hussam Aloufi

MS Student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, First-Principles Calculations, Topological Insulators, DFT simulation

Masowmh Aladhab

MS Student

Research Interests: Materials Modeling, Semiconductors

Mohammed M. Khan

MS Student

Research Interests: Solar cell, Perovskites, DFT, First-Principles Calculations, Lead-free materials

Reem Alharbi

MS Student

Research Interests: 2D Materials, Quantum Transport, Gas Sensing

Yuanjie Sun

MS Student

Research Interests: Machine learning, Topological Materials

Visiting researchers

Maxim Peskov

Visiting Researcher

Research Interests: First-Principles Calculations, Solid-State Chemistry, Multi-scale Materials Modeling, Graph Theory, Self-Assembly, Ionic Conductors, Zeolites and Related Materials, Metal-organic Frameworks, Wide-bandgap Semiconductors