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APS Honor Recipients

APS Honor Recipients

Zhenglu Li

Zhenglu Li

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Recipient of the 2021 Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics

For the development and highly-scalable implementation of novel first-principles GW perturbation theory methods to compute electron-phonon coupling with many-electron correlation effects included, and its applications to phonon-induced phenomena in oxide superconductors.

Invited Talk: Session J09.5

About the Recipient

Zhenglu Li received his B.S. in physics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2019, under the supervision of Professor Steven G. Louie. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley. He is broadly interested in developing and applying massively-parallelized computational methods based on many-body quantum theories to study excited-state properties of materials, including bulk solids and reduced-dimensional systems. His Ph.D. research focuses on the development and implementation of the linear-response GW perturbation theory approach, and its applications to electron-phonon coupling in oxides incorporating many-electron self-energy effects. His research also contributes to the studies of electronic and magnetic properties of two-dimensional materials. He is an active developer of the open-source software package BerkeleyGW for excited-state properties.

About the Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics

The Metropolis Dissertation Award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and encourages effective written and oral presentation of research results.

The award is supported by the Division of Computational Physics.