Professor Xavier Gonze is a world leader in computational materials science, known in particular for the ABINIT software project and his studies of dynamical and dielectric properties of materials.
Education and career: Graduated both in Engineering (1984) and in Physics (1985), UCLouvain, Belgium. In 1990, PhD degree in Applied Sciences also from UCLouvain. In 1990-1992, visiting scientist Cornell University (NY, USA). Back to Belgium, Research Associate of the Fund for Scientific Research, and then Professor at UCLouvain (2004-present). One year stay at the Fritz-Haber Institute der Max-Planck Gesellshaft, Berlin Germany, in 1998-1999 (Humboldt research fellowship). Starting in 2019, visiting professor at Skoltech.
My research interests focus on the study of high-technology materials by computer simulations, using first-principles quantum-mechanical methodologies. In 1997, I initiated the ABINIT software project. ABINIT is used nowadays by thousands researchers worldwide, and several dozen scientists contribute to it yearly. I supervise the daily management of ABINIT, and develop associated theoretical framework, like currently the one of temperature-dependent effects. Beyond such theoretical and software developments, I also scrutinize different classes of materials: for white-LED applications, for batteries, for scintillators, for piezoelectric and multiferroic applications, and, more recently, I started to study bi-dimensional materials.
Scientific output and bibliometry (April 2019): 218 publications in international journals, including Nature, Science, Advanced Materials, Nanoletters, Physical Review Letters… ; Scopus h-index 59, with over 17000 citations; Google scholar h-index=66, with over 22000 citations; 40 grants and research contracts; 114 personal invited oral communications in scientific meetings; 54 invited seminars in universities and research labs outside the host institutions.
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Currently, preparing the lecture “Advanced Materials Modelling” at Skoltech, tentatively scheduled term 4 in 2020, teaming with other teachers in quantum-mechanical modeling of materials at Skoltech.
At UCLouvain, lecturing on quantum mechanics, functional materials, physics of nanostructures, atomistic and nanoscopic simulations, and on principles of scientific communications for PhD students. In addition, contributions to numerous doctoral schools worldwide (keywords: DFT, many-body perturbation theory, pseudopotentials, PAW, dielectric properties, optical properties, vibrational properties …). Do not hesitate to drop, and discuss.
ФИО: ГОНЗ Ксавье
Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор
Ученая степень: PhD в прикладной физике, Левенский Католичецкий универцитет в Лувен-ла-Неве, Бельгия (1984)
Стаж работы по специальности: 34 лет