Vincenzo (Vince) Lordi

Group Leader

Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
phone:  925-423-2755

Google Scholar profile


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University (Hertz Fellow), 2004
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2002
  • B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1999
    (minors:  Applied Mathematics, Materials Science)


My research focuses on the study of the structural, electronic, optical and optoelectronic properties of semiconductors and nanostructures, emphasizing the relationships among defects, electronic structure, and device performance. Surface and interface effects, as well as alloy effects, are also of interest. Theory and computation, using primarily ab initio electronic structure, molecular dynamics, and kinetic Monte Carlo, are the main tools applied to these problems, but experiments are employed as well including optical and X-ray spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. A common theme of my research is the study of “real” materials to enable effective materials design.

Current projects span various applications:

Selected publications: