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Principal Investigator

Prof. Alex Demkov
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1081
Office: RLM 13.206
Telephone: 512-471-8560
Fax: 512-471-9637

Background/Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Research:
Condensed Matter Theory, including: quantum transport, high-k dielectrics, novel materials
(For more see Research Page)

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Post-Docs


Nikolai Sergueev

Education:
Wrestler

Research:
Quantum transport
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Graduate Students



Adrian Ciucivara

Education:
Received B.S. in physics at West University of Timisoara in Romania 1999, M.S. in physics at University of Bucharest 2001; currently working on doctorate degree in physics at the University of Texas in Austin (under Ph.D. advisor Professor Leonard Kleinman, jointly with Professor Demkov)

Research:
Relaxation of the Vanadium surface; spin-dependent pseudopotential generation, GeTe (a thin gap semiconductor); the Si-SiO2 interface and Oxidation of Si

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Jaekwang Lee

Education:
Received B.S. in physics at Korea University, M.S. in physics from Ohio State University; served in the military for 3(?) years; currently a physics Ph.D. student at UT Austin.

Interests:
Computational simulations for quantum transport, leakage currents, electronic band structure, interface band offsets in the nanoscale epitaxial oxides and CMOS devices.

Jaekwang's Website

Research:
TBD
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Xuhui "Hugh" Luo

Education:
Awarded B.S. in Physics at Beijing Normal University in 2001; completed M.S. in Electron Microscopy at Peking University in 2004; currently a physics Ph.D. student at the University of Texas in Austin.

Research:
Amorphous Si-SiO2
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Manish Niranjan

Education:
Recieved B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India; Currently a graduate student at UT Austin advised by Professor Leonard Kleinman jointly with Professor Demkov.

Research:
Silicide alloys; diluted magnetic semiconductors using ab-initio techniques
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Onise Sharia

Education:
Received B.S. degree in Physics at Tbilisi State University in Georgia in 2001; currently completing physics graduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin.

Research:
High-k dielectrics
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Interns


Elaine Chang

Education: Attends the Liberal Arts and Science Academy at LBJ High School in Austin; will graduate in the spring of 2006

Also: Tinkers around with silicon cluster simulations and made this website.

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Former Members


Evgueni Chagarov

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Xiaodong Zhang

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