Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemistry
Eberly College of Science
Email: 
vhc2@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-0163
Office Address: 
326 Davey Laboratory
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Research Summary: 

Our research is best described as materials theory, broadly defined. We use a variety of techniques chosen to suit the problem at hand, ranging from first-principles density functional theory to dynamical mean field theory, empirical interatomic potentials, photonic bandstructures or effective continuum theories such as Landau-Ginzburg.