Kristjan Haule was born in Slovenia and obtained his B.A. in Physics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1997. He performed physics research for his Ph.D. at Karlsruhe University (Germany) with Professor Peter Wölfle on the European FERLIN exchange program, and at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Ljubljana in 2002. A postdoctoral fellowship at Rutgers (2002-2003) with Professor Gabriel Kotliar followed, and then a research position at the Jožef Stefan Institute (2003-2005). He received an NSF Career Award in 2008, the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Scholarly Excellence in 2009, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008–2010. He was appointed Professor of Physics at Rutgers in 2012. In 2013, he received a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists for theoretical and computational studies of strongly correlated electron systems.
Haule’s research specialties are in condensed matter theory, with major interests in electronic structure theory for correlated electron solids and algorithm development which combine dynamical mean-field theory and density functional theory. He is especially known for the development of predictive theories for correlated electron solids and implementation of dmft_wien2k code. Haule’s publications include over 90 scientific papers with about 3,000 citations, h-index of 27, and m-quotient of 2.1.