Sohrab Ismail-Beigi

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Professor of Applied Physics
BCT 307
+1 (203) 432-2107
Research Areas: 
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Biographical Sketch: 

Our group uses first principles computational methods to attack topical and fundamental questions in condensed materials theory and materials physics. Present topics of interest include:

  • Semiconductor-oxide interfaces: growth strategies and resulting structures, electronic/chemical/mechanical properties, engineering interfaces for desired technological applications
  • Understanding and controlling chemistry and catalysis at transition metal oxide surfaces and interfaces
  • (Transition metal) oxide-oxide interfaces: electronic and atomic reconstructions
  • Electronic, mechanical, and structural properites of nanomaterials: nanotubes, nanowires, 2D systems, and clusters (carbon, GaN, boron and metal borides, etc.)
  • Development of improved exchange and correlation models for complex oxides
  • Optical properties of nanostructures, molecules, and defects in solids
  • Photo-induced structural change in nanostructures, molecules, and defects in solids


Applied Physics

CRISP Center

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Ph.D., M.I.T., 2000