Dr. Chen Huang, assistant professor of computational science, received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a prestigious accolade intended to help kick-start the careers of promising junior faculty members.

Huang’s proposal, titled “Local Correlation Approaches for High-Level Density Functional Theory Simulations of Large Systems” will be funded over the next five years through the Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods program in the Chemistry Division. “This NSF award will support my group to continue developing new methods for understanding and predicting electronic properties of materials at nanoscale. One project is to develop a new method to obtain reliable electronic structures at oxide interfaces. These interfaces are promising building blocks for designing highperformance electronic devices. Reliable predictions of their electronic properties are essential to accelerate the design of these devices,” said Huang.

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