Alexandru Georgescu, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, CCQ, Flatiron Institute

Alexandru joined the Foundation in 2017 as a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Quantum Physics. His main interests lie in Density Functional Theory (DFT) and beyond DFT, many-body techniques such as DFT+Dynamical Mean Field Theory, DFT+Slave-Boson methods, time-dependent DFT and others in order to understand the electronic and structural properties of correlated complex oxides, their heterostructures, and other quantum materials. He received his Ph.D in 2017 from Yale University, and previously went to Columbia University for his Bachelor’s where he studied as an I.I. Rabi Science Scholar.

Outside of research he has also worked as a volunteer in scientific education and community service, with a particular focus on mentoring students, public lectures and curriculum development; his work in this area was recognized with the Allan D. Bromley Fellowship during his time at Yale.


Ph.D, M.Phil., M.S., Physics, Yale University, 2017

B.A., Physics, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2011

Selected Publications:

“Control of Hidden Ground order in NdNiO3 Superlattices”, Ankit S Disa, Alexandru B Georgescu et al, Physical Review M (Editor’s Suggestion), Vol 1, 024410, 2017

“Generalized Slave Particle Method for Extended Hubbard Models”, Alexandru B. Georgescu and Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, Physical Review B, Vol 92, 235117, 2015

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