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Research areas: theoretical condensed-matter physics and materials science, excited-state electronic-structure methods, amorphous materials, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, scientific code development for high-performance computing
postdoc at MIT materials science and engineering
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PhD June 2012, advisor Steven G. Louie. Thesis title: "Optical and transport properties of organic molecules: Methods and applications"
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
NSF Fellow, Nano IGERT Fellow
M.A. in physics, UC Berkeley, December 2007
B.S. in chemistry and physics, University of Chicago, June 2005
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Nicolas Tancogne-Dejean, Micael J. T. Oliveira, Xavier Andrade, Heiko Appel, Carlos H. Borca, Guillaume Le Breton, Florian Buchholz, Alberto Castro, Stefano Corni, Alfredo A. Correa, Umberto De Giovannini, Alain Delgado, Florian G. Eich, Johannes Flick, Gabriel Gil, Adrián Gomez, Nicole Helbig, Hannes Hübener, René Jestädt, Joaquim Jornet-Somoza, Ask H. Larsen, Irina V. Lebedeva, Martin Lüders, Miguel A. L. Marques, Sebastian T. Ohlmann, Silvio Pipolo, Markus Rampp, Carlo A. Rozzi, David A. Strubbe, Shunsuke A. Sato, Christian Schäfer, Iris Theophilou, Alicia Welden, and Angel Rubio, "Octopus, a computational framework for exploring light-driven phenomena and quantum dynamics in extended and finite systems," arXiV:1912.07921 (2019).
Kuntal Talit and David A. Strubbe, "Stress effects on Raman spectroscopy of cubic hybrid perovskite: A probe of local strain," arXiV:1907.03673 (2019).
Enrique Guerrero and David A. Strubbe, "Structural changes and void generation in low-density amorphous silicon: a computational study," Phys. Rev. Mater. 4, 025601 (2020). Abstract, arXiv:1907.01327.
Gergely T. Zimányi, Chase Hansen, and David Strubbe, "Performance Degradation in aSi/cSi Heterojunction Solar Cells by Glassy Dynamics," Proceedings of the IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) (2019). Abstract.
Mohammad R. Vazirisereshk, Ashlie Martini, David A. Strubbe, and Mehmet Z. Baykara, "Solid Lubrication with MoS2: A Review," Lubricants 7, 57 (2019). Abstract, arXiV:1906.05854. Selected as journal cover.
Kevin Ryczko, David A. Strubbe, and Isaac Tamblyn, "Deep Learning and Density Functional Theory," Phys. Rev. A 100, 022512 (2019). Abstract, arXiv:1811.08928.
Irina V. Lebedeva, David A. Strubbe, Ilya V. Tokatly, and Angel Rubio, "Orbital magneto-optical response of periodic insulators from first principles," npj Comput. Mater. 5, 32 (2019) Abstract, arXiV:1806.09886
David A. Strubbe and Jeffrey C. Grossman, "Thermodynamic limits to energy conversion in solar thermal fuels," J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 31, 034002 (2019) in Emerging Leaders special issue. Abstract, arXiV:1811.08020
Giuseppe Romano, Keivan Esfarjani, David A. Strubbe, David Broido, and Alexie M. Kolpak, "Temperature-dependent thermal conductivity in nanoporous materials studied by the Boltzmann Transport Equation," Phys. Rev. B 93, 035408 (2016) Abstract, arXiV:1505.06122
David A. Strubbe, Eric C. Johlin, Timothy R. Kirkpatrick, Tonio Buonassisi, and Jeffrey C. Grossman, "Stress effects on the Raman spectrum of an amorphous material: theory and experiment on a-Si:H," Phys. Rev. B 92, 241202(R) (2015) Abstract, arXiV:1511.01139
Huashan Li, David A. Strubbe, and Jeffrey C. Grossman, "Functionalized Graphene Superlattice as a Single-Sheet Solar Cell," Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 5199-5205 (2015) Abstract
Xavier Andrade, David A. Strubbe, Umberto De Giovannini, Ask Hjorth Larsen, Micael J. T. Oliveira, Joseba Alberdi-Rodríguez, Alejandro Varas, Iris Theophilou, Nicole Helbig, Matthieu Verstraete, Lorenzo Stella, Fernando Nogueira, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Alberto Castro, Miguel A. L. Marques, and Ángel Rubio, "Real-space grids and the Octopus code as tools for the development of new simulation approaches for electronic systems," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 31371-31396 (2015) Abstract, arXiV:1501.05654
Xavier Andrade, Joseba Alberdi-Rodríguez, David A. Strubbe, Micael J. T. Oliveira, Fernando Nogueira, Alberto Castro, Javier Muguerza, Agustin Arruabarrena, Steven G. Louie, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Angel Rubio, and Miguel A. L. Marques, "TDDFT in massively parallel computer architectures: the OCTOPUS project," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 233202 (2012)
Abstract, Psi-k Scientific Highlight of the Month, April 2012, http://www.tddft.org/programs/octopus
Jack Deslippe, Georgy Samsonidze, David A. Strubbe, Manish Jain, Marvin L. Cohen, and Steven G. Louie, "BerkeleyGW: A Massively Parallel Computer Package for the Calculation of the Quasiparticle and Optical Properties of Materials and Nanostructures," Comput. Phys. Commun. 183, 1269 (2012)
Abstract, arXiV:1111.4429, www.berkeleygw.org
DA Strubbe, L Lehtovaara, A Rubio, MAL Marques, and SG Louie, "Response functions in TDDFT: concepts and implementation," in Fundamentals of Time-dependent density-functional theory, edited by MAL Marques, N Maitra, F Nogueira, EKU Gross, and A Rubio, Lecture Notes in Physics (Springer-Verlag Berlin 2012), pp. 139-166. Amazon
GP Zhang, DA Strubbe, SG Louie, and TF George, "First-principles prediction of optical second-order harmonic generation in the endohedral N@C60 compound," Phys. Rev. A 84, 023837 (2011). Abstract
F Vila, DA Strubbe, Y Takimoto, X Andrade, A Rubio, SG Louie, and JJ Rehr, "Basis-set effects on the hyperpolarizability of CHCl3: Gaussian-type orbitals, numerical basis sets and real-space grids," J. Chem. Phys. 133, 034111 (2010). Abstract, arXiv:1003.5878
MJ Comstock, DA Strubbe, L Berbil-Bautista, N Levy, J Cho, D Poulsen, JMJ Fréchet, SG Louie, MF Crommie, "Determination of photoswitching dynamics through chiral mapping of single molecules using a scanning tunneling microscope," Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 178301 (2010). Abstract
In Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 10 May 2010.
In Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 1 May 2010.
MJ Comstock, N Levy, A Kirakosian, J Cho, F Lauterwasser, JH Harvey, DA Strubbe, JMJ Fréchet, D Trauner, SG Louie, MF Crommie, "Reversible photomechanical switching of individual engineered molecules at a metallic surface," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 038301 (2007).
In Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 30 July 2007.
In Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 1 August 2007.
Science Editor's Choice: "Surface science: Getting a leg up"
Berkeley Lab View: "The little engine that could: Light powers world's smallest piston"
Nanoscale Views blog: "The accidental session chair"
Prof. Strubbe's Presentations
Firmi: utility to prepare Fermi surfaces for 3D printing. First prize in Materials Hackathon at MRS Fall Meeting 2015.
Octopus: real-space TDDFT.
BerkeleyGW: many-body perturbation theory.
computational nanoscience toolkit on nanoHUB.
Featured in nanoHUB newsletter for Feb 2019.
Libxc: a library of exchange-correlation functionals.