2018 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Recipient Selected

May 24, 2018

The Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Selection Committee has selected Professor Alex Zunger of the University of Colorado, Boulder, for the Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award for 2018.The citation reads: “For outstanding and transformative contributions to the understanding of PV and electronic materials interfaces, nanostructure,...

"Physics World" published a piece of news on "Inverse Design"

Jan. 8, 2016

Chemical & engineering news published a piece on our material discovery work

Dec. 20, 2015

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CU Boulder got 10th place in world ranking in science

Nov. 3, 2015

See Academic Ranking of World Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics of 2015 at: URL Also see the CU Boulder reports at: URL

Recent Nature Physics paper on hidden spin polarization becomes learning model for Nature Physics master class on innovative writing

Aug. 17, 2015

"What makes a Nature paper?" The Online Nature Masterclasses are high-quality, online training in scientific writing and publishing, delivered by Nature journal editors, for senior researchers, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students in the natural sciences. The coming Nature Masterclasses has chosen as part of the course, our article on "Hidden...

Physics Today artical celebrating “A half century of density functional theory” features as one of two DFT illustrative abilities our recent Nature Chemistry work

July 7, 2015

“A half century of density functional theory” by Andrew Zangwill Physics Today, Volume 68, Issue 7, July 2015.

Recent prediction of a novel type of transparent conductors utilizing wide gap compound TaIrGe made of heavy elements verified experimentally

June 24, 2015

Prof. Thomas O. Mason’s group in Northwestern University demonstrated p-type conductivity with remarkably high hole mobility of 2,730  cm^2/V.s at room temperature. Xiuwen is the co-first author.

Alex received 10,000,000 processor hours for the research proposal entitled “Introducing carriers and control polaronic states in energy-related complex solids”

May 21, 2015

2015 ALCC award (ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC))

The predicted crystal structures, thermodynamic stability and physical properties of 15 previously “missing compounds” of the Half Heusler family were validated experimentally

March 24, 2015

Reviewed by Nature News and Views: “ Inorganic materials: The quest for new functionality ” by Aron Walsh. This is a collaborated work with Prof. Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier’s group. Xiuwen is the co-first author.

Our prediction of surprising optical circular polarizations in the centrosymmetric transition-metal dichalcogenides—an effect that was generally expected only in non-centrosymmetric materials

Feb. 27, 2015

Published in PRL. Qihang is the first author.