Angel Rubio How Can New States of Matter Be Generated on a Theoretical Level?

Angel Rubio is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany, and Professor at the University of Hamburg. His field of research is theoretical solid-state physics with a focus on developing novel theoretical tools and modeling the characteristics of solid states and nano structures under the influence of electromagnetic fields. Rubio received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as well as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Academia Europaea.

Area of Research

Advanced Materials, Nanostructures, Structure of Matter

Giovanni Onida, Lucia Reining and Angel Rubio. "Electronic Excitations: Density-Functional Versus Many-Body Green’s-Function Approaches." Reviews of Modern Physics 74 (2002): 601-659.  
Miguel A.L. Marques, Alberto Castro, George F. Bertsch and Angel Rubio. "Octopus: A First-Principles Tool for Excited Electron-Ion Dynamics." Computer Physics Communications 151 (2003): 60-78.  
Stefan Kurth, Gianluca Stefanucci, Carl-Olof Almbladh, Angel Rubio and Eberhard K.U. Gross. "Time-Dependent Quantum Transport: A Practical Scheme Using Density Functional Theory." Physical Review B 72 (2005): 035308.  
Kristian S. Thygesen and Angel Rubio. "Conserving GW Scheme for Non-Equilibrium Quantum Transport in Molecular Contacts." Physical Review B 77 (2008): 115333.  
Angel Rubio, Jennifer L. Corkill and Marvin L. Cohen. "Theory of Graphitic Boron Nitride Nanotubes." Physical Review B 49 (1994): 5081.  
Pulickel M. Ajayan, Linda S. Schadler, Cindy Giannaris and Angel Rubio. "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites: Strength and Weakness." Advanced Materials 12 (2000): 750-753.  
Eduardo R. Hernandez, Christophe Goze, Patrick Bernier and Angel Rubio. "Elastic Properties of C and BxCyNz Composite Nanotubes." Physical Review Letters 80 (1998): 4502.  

since 2016

Professor

University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg)

since 2015

Faculty Member

Wolfgang Pauli Centre

since 2014

Director

Max Planck Society (more details)

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

since 2012

Chair

European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)

since 2008

Vice President for Scientific Development

European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility

since 2001

Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics

University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU

2014

Miller Visiting Professor

University of California, Berkeley

2009-2011

External Member

Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society

2007

Visiting Professor

University of Montpellier 2, France

2005-2007

Visiting Professor

Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

2000-2001

Visiting Professor

Irradiated Solids Laboratory, École Polytechnique, France

1998-2016

Visiting Professor

Department of Material Physics, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU

1994-2001

Associate Professor

Department of Theoretical, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, University of Valladolid

1992-1994

Fulbright Fellow

University of California, Berkeley

Department of Physics

1991-1992

Assistant Professor

Department of Theoretical, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, University of Valladolid

1988-1992

Research Fellow

"Ministry of Education and Sciences", University of Valladoid

1991

PhD in Physics

University of Valladolid

1988

Bachelor in Physics

University of Valladolid

Fellowships

Member of the Academia Europaea (2016)

Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of United States (2014)

External Scientific Member of the Fritz-Haber-Institut (of the Max Planck Society) (since 2011)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Recognition (2011)

Fellow of the American Association for Advanced Science (AAAS) (Physics Section) (2010)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Outstanding Referee, APS (2009)

Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Materials Science (2004)

Sir Allan Sewell Fellowship, Australia (2004)

JSPS Fellow, Program for Research in Japan (2001, 2016)

Fulbright Fellow (1992-1994)

Prizes

JSPS Research prize in Japan, (2016)

XV Manuel Laborde Werlinden Prize for the Best Technology-Based Business Initiative Based on Innovative Ideas: "Materials Evolution" (2015)

Premio Jaime I de Investigación Básica (2014)

Dupont Prize in Nanotechnology, Dupont Foundation (2006)

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation (2005)

Spanish Royal Physical Society Prize “Jóvenes Investigadores” Madrid, Spain (1992)

Honor Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Physics, University of Valladolid, Spain (1992)

1st National Prize for Graduated in Physics (1989)

European Research Council “ERC Advanced Grant” (2016-2021)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (2015-2018)

International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (2012-2015)

European Research Council “ERC Advanced Grant” (2011-2016)

Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Ministry of Education and Science, Spain (2011-2015)

Australian Research Council Discovery Projects (ARC) (2010-2012)

Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2006-2011)

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Max Planck Society


"The Max Planck Society is Germany's most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes – and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field." (Source)

Institute

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

"The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) investigates dynamical phenomena within matter down to the elementary timescales of atomic and electronic motions, the femtosecond or attosecond timescale. The focus is on the use of short wavelength ultrafast probes, such as X-rays or electron pulses, which are capable of measuring atomic and electronic structures in matter of all kinds." (Source)

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The theory of materials science investigates the electronic and structural properties of advanced materials, nano-structures and bio-molecules. In the study explained in this video, the researchers present a novel theoretical method to describe, design and control how molecules and materials in combination with photons may lead to new states of matter with novel emerging properties. The research aims to theoretically find and define new states of matter and potential uses for this new phenomenon, in which atoms, electrons and photons are all entangled. ANGEL RUBIO elucidates why this phenomenon is special for chemistry, for materials science and for the more general concept of finding new quasi particles. The research on new states of matter might be relevant not only for practical applications but also for opening new fundamental research in materials science. A practical application in (bio)chemistry would be to target specific cell-reactions; in materials science, one long term perspective would be to develop more energy efficient devices.

LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10297

Kohn-Sham Approach to Quantum Electrodynamical Density Functional Theory: Exact Time-Dependent Effective Potentials in Real Space

  • Johannes Flick, Michael Ruggenthaler, Heiko Appel and Angel Rubio
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Published in 2015

Chicago

Johannes Flick, Michael Ruggenthaler, Heiko Appel and Angel Rubio. "Kohn-Sham Approach to Quantum Electrodynamical Density Functional Theory: Exact Time-Dependent Effective Potentials in Real Space." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (2015): 15285-15290.