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Turan Birol

AMUNDH 485 (office), 612-301-1348
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My work is on the intersection of solid state physics and materials science. I use well established first-principles computational tools (such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT), or evolutionary algorithms) to establish structure-property relationships in a wide range of materials, and perform materials design. I am interested in various phenomena from ferroelectrics to strongly spin-orbit coupled systems, topological materials, and frustrated magnets.

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Summary of Interests
First Principles Calculations, Materials Physics


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Condensed Matter Theory Group, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

PhD, Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

MSc, Physics, Koc University, Istanbul

BS, Physics, METU, Ankara