Ngoc Linh Nguyen

SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Education

  • Ph.D. in Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter, SISSA, Trieste, Italy (2012), Advisor: Professor Stefano de Gironcoli and Dr. Simone Piccinin
  • B.S. in Physics, College of Natural Science, National University of Hochiminh City, Vietnam (2006), Advisor: Professor Vo Van Hoang

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Swiss Physics Society and American Physical Society

Areas of Interest

My research interests are involved in developing and applying computational modelling techniques to invent new materials. In particular, the research topics are focused on using the first-principles methods such as Density Functional Theory (DFT) or many-body perturbation theory to:

  • Study photoemission spectral properties of materials
  • Improve performance and discover: new catalysts relevant to the chemical industry, and new materials for energy conversion and storage, and thermal transports
  • Developments the advanced algorithms or methods to increase accuracy as well as efficiency for the simulations

Experience

  • 2017 - present: Postdoctoral research scholar, supervised by Prof. Giulia Galli, University of Chicago
  • 2012 - 2017: Postdoctoral research scholar, supervised by Prof. Nicola Marzari, THEOS-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2012 - 2017: Teaching assistant, IMX-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 - 2012: Research assistant, supervised by Professor Stefano de Gironcoli and Dr. Simone Piccinin, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
  • 006 - 2008: Research assistant, supervised by Prof. Vo Van Hoang, Institute of Technology, National University of Hochiminh City
  • 2006 - 2008: Teaching assistant, Institute of Technology, National University of Hochiminh City

Publications

Summary Articles

  • I. Dabo, A. Ferretti, G. Borghi, N.L. Nguyen, N. Poilvert, C.H. Park, M. Cococcioni, N. Marzari
    Piecewise linearity and spectroscopic properties from Koopmans-compliant functionals
    PSI-K SCIENTIFIC HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH, 119, 1 (2013)

Book Chapter

  • N. Poilvert, G. Borghi, N.L. Nguyen, N.D. Keilbart, K. Wang, I. Dabo
    Chapter five - Koopmans-compliant self-interaction corrections
    Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 64, Pages 2-437 (2015). Edited by Ennio Arimondo, Chun C. Lin and Su- sanne F. Yelin
  • N.L. Nguyen
    PhD thesis - “Toward realistic DFT description of complex systems: Ethylene epoxidation on Ag-Cu alloys and RPA correlation in van der Waals molecules”
    Area: Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter, SISSA Digital Library, (2012).