Eric Isaacs

Eric Isaacs

Ph.D. Student at Columbia University

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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Eric Isaacs' Experience

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months) Upton, NY

I am studying the electronic properties of the interface between semiconductor surfaces and sub-nanometer noble metal clusters used for hydrogen generation via photocatalytic water splitting.

Advisor: Yan Li

Computational Science Graduate Fellow

U.S. Department of Energy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months) New York, NY

I am investigating the electronic structure of strongly correlated materials for lithium ion battery cathodes using numerical simulations based on density functional theory and dynamical mean field theory.

Advisor: Chris A. Marianetti

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

January 2010August 2011 (1 year 8 months) Berkeley, CA

I employed first-principles static and time-dependent density functional theory calculations to study the electronic structure at donor-acceptor interfaces and the relationship between charge transfer excitations and open-circuit voltage in organic photovoltaics.

Advisor: Jeffrey B. Neaton

Eric Isaacs' Publications

Eric Isaacs' Education

Columbia University in the City of New York

MS, PhD, Applied Physics

20112016 (expected)

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Physics


Quartz Hill High School

International Baccalaureate


Eric Isaacs' Skills & Expertise

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Eric Isaacs' Additional Information

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Honors and Awards:

Joint US-Africa Materials Institute Fellowship, 2012
Columbia Engineering Egleston Doctoral Fellowship, 2012
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2012
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (declined), 2012
Semi-Finalist, UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, 2011
3rd Place, Energy Efficient Technologies, Big Ideas @ Berkeley Competition, 2011
California Alumni Association Leadership Award, 2009-2010
Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2008–2009

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