IAS Visiting Professor Receives 2015 Materials Theory Award
IAS extends its congratulations to Visiting Professor Steven Louie for his receipt of the 2015 Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society (MRS). His contribution to the development of ab initio methods for, and the elucidation of, many-electron effects in electronic excitations and the optical properties of solids and
nanostructures is seminal. Prof Louie’s breakthrough solved the bandgap problem in electronic structure theory, complementing that of density functional theory for ground-state properties, in the process of creating a field with a worldwide following. The Materials Theory Award is presented annually to recognize exceptional advances in materials theory that alter our fundamental understanding of the structure and behavior of materials.
Prof Louie joined IAS in 2011 and visits HKUST frequently to collaborate with HKUST faculty and share his insights. We were glad to meet Prof Louie at IAS in December 2015 and listened to his latest research findings of excited-state phenomena in materials.