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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 as well as materials for radiation detection. We are developing methods for investigation of thermal and other properties.

We develop methods for electronic structure and transport in materials. This included work with Georg Madsen on the BoltzTraP code.

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.