Mark S. Hybertsen holds a B.A. in Physics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon (1980) and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley (1986), where his thesis research, done under the supervision of Professor Steven Louie, pioneered the direct use of many body perturbation theory to treat the exchange and correlation in semiconductors and insulators.
Dr. Hybertsen joined Bell Laboratories in 1986, pursuing a variety of research projects in the theory of the electronic properties of materials (bulk semiconductors, semiconductor surfaces and interfaces, cuprates, porous silicon, optoelectronic device physics). He supervised the Device and Materials Physics Group in the Semiconductor Photonics Research Department for four years. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Hybertsen was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University in New York, where he has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. In late 2006, Dr. Hybertsen joined the new Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he leads the Theory and Computation Group. He also maintains an adjunct research appointment at Columbia University.
Dr. Hybertsen is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the IEEE and the ACS. Among other service appointments, he is presently a member of the editorial board for Physical Review B and a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society.