Research Assistant Professor
Office: S2 411
2001-2007 Ph.D. Physics, Pennsylvania State University
Minor in High Performance Computing
(advisor Prof. Vincent Crespi)
1995-2001 B.S. and M.S. Physics, University of Bucharest
2011-2012 Marie Curie Fellow, University of Oxford (Prof. Feliciano Giustino)
2009-2010 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford (Prof. David Pettifor)
2007-2008 Postdoctoral researcher, University Claude Bernard Lyon (Prof. Xavier Blase)
Awards and Scholarships
2011-2012 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship
2007 Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Pennsylvania State University
I develop and apply ab initio computational methods for modeling of emerging materials with applications in energy transport and electronics. I am particularly interested in phonon mediated superconductors, thermoelectrics and carbon nanomaterials.
I have recently developed a computational tool within the EPW
package that enables a fully anisotropic Migdal-Eliashberg treatment of the electron-phonon coupling via Wannier functions.
EPW is the short name for "Electron-phonon Wannier". EPW is an open-source F90/MPI code which calculates properties related to the electron-phonon interaction using Density-Functional Perturbation Theory
and Maximally Localized Wannier Functions
. The code was written by Feliciano Giustino and Jesse Noffsinger while at the University of California, Berkeley. Brad Malone (Harvard) and Cheol-Hwan Park (Seoul National University) contributed to the initial stages of this project.
12. Phys. Rev. B 84, 155120 (2011), Development of orthogonal tight-binding models for Ti-C and Ti-N systems
,E. R. Margine, A. N. Kolmogorov, M. Reese, M. Mrovec, C. Elsässer, B. Meyer, R. Drautz, and D. G. Pettifor.
9. Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 2962 (2010), Conductance of functionalized nanotubes, graphene and nanowires: from ab initio to mesoscopic physics
, X. Blase, C. Adessi, B. Biel, A. Lopez-Bezanilla, M.-V. Fernandez-Serra, E. R. Margine, F. Triozon, and S. Roche.
2. Science 311, 1583 (2006), Microstructured optical fibers as high-pressure microfluidic reactors
, P. J. A. Sazio, A. Amezcua-Correa, C. E. Finlayson, T. J. Scheidemantel, N. F. Baril, B. R. Jackson, D.-J. Won, F. Zhang, E. R. Margine, V. Gopalan, V. H. Crespi, and J. V. Badding
1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 257403 (2003), Chemically Doped Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Cylindrical Molecular Capacitors
, G. Chen, S. Bandow, E. R. Margine, C. Nisoli, A. N. Kolmogorov, V. H. Crespi, R. Gupta, G. Sumanasekera, S. Iijima, and P. C. Eklund.