Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2018
- M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 2015
- B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, 2013
My expertise includes computational prediction of properties of materials, mainly using the density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD). In addition to computational capabilities, I have been using a number of experimental tools to investigate the syntheses and mechanical responses of heterogeneous films and metal foams. In a general scope I am interested in developing new approaches in fundamental materials science, leveraged by modern quantum physics and quantum chemistry. My current research aims to bring materials perspective to developing advanced quantum device where its key performance can be limited by defects in materials used to fabricate the device.
Current projects include:
- Predictive modeling of correlated noise in superconducting circuits;
- Materials origin of measurement challenges in ion trap devices.
Selected recent publications:
- C.-E. Kim, K.G. Ray, D.F. Bahr, and V. Lordi, “Electronic structure and surface properties of MgB2(0001) upon oxygen adsorption,” Phys. Rev. B 97, 195416 (2018).