David J Singh, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

We use theoretical methods including first principles calculations, transport theory and phenomenology to understand and predict properties of matter. We are actively studying thermoelectric, superconducting and magnetic materials developing methods for investigation of thermal and other properties. We are participants in the Department of Energy funded, S3TEC Energy Frontier Research Center and the MAGICS computational materials science center.

We develop methods for electronic structure and transport in materials, including work with Georg Madsen on the BoltzTraP code, and a new code, ThermAl for analyzing thermal transport.

We do basic research: We do what we like because it is interesting, and it sometimes turns out to be useful.

We do applied research: We do exciting work motivated by applications, and sometimes it leads in interesting unexpected directions.