Volker Heine Young Investigator Award
The VHYIA committee: Lucia Reining (chair), Gábor Csányi, Claudia Draxl, Feliciano Giustino, Peter Haynes, Francesco Mauri and Arash Mostofi.
Message from Volker Heine (Psi-k's first chairman)
Congratulations to all of the finalists and congratulations to all the other applicants with their research! Let us celebrate all who take part in Psi-k to keep it going, and who help fund the Award, and contribute to all the Psi-k activities without any official funding beyond STFC's administration.
Volker Heine Young Investigator Award ceremony
September 9, 2021, 14:00-17:00 CEST
About the Volker Heine Young Investigator Award
The Volker Heine Young Investigator Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding computational work in the areas covered by the Psi-k mission statement ("...to develop fundamental theory, algorithms, and computer codes in order to understand, predict, and design materials properties and functions"). There is one award of 2'500€ and four runner-up prizes of 500€ each.
Applicants had to be either currently enrolled in a PhD program, or be recent PhD graduates who have received their PhD certificate no earlier than September 11, 2015.
Computer Laboratory & Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Predicting material properties with the help of machine learning
Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute, New York, USA
Lab. of Computational Science and Modelling (COSMO), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
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Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
The finalists were selected by a group of Psi-k trustees: Lucia Reining (chair), Claudia Draxl, Peter Haynes and Arash Mostofi. For the final selection, the committee was extended to include Psi-k 2022 conference plenary speakers as well.
2010 Claudio Attaccalite, Christoph Freysoldt, Matteo Gatti, Samir Lounis, Alexandre Tkatchenko
2013 Xavier Andrade, Michele Ceriotti, Nicholas D.M. Hine, Cheol-Hwan Park, Tim Wehling
2015 Marco Bernardi, Andreas Grüneis, Fabio Caruso, Ion Errea, Johanna Fuks
2018 Jan Gerit Brandenburg, Viktor Ivády, Yaroslav Kvashnin, Reinhard J. Maurer, Bartomeu Monserrat