Mark van Schilfgaarde is Professor of Physics at King’s College London. His research interests are centered around the theory of electronic structure, which is the key to understanding properties of materials at their most fundamental level, most notably the quasiparticle self-consistent GW approximation.
Materials he has studied span a wide range: in recent years, they include chalcopyrite semiconductors for solar cell applications; members of the new class of Fe-based superconductors; graphene. Other research areas concern the ab initio treatment of magnetism: most recently, exchange interactions and transport in dilute magnetic semiconductors, Green’s function techniques for quantum transport in nanostructures such as Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions, and spin transport phenomena. He is co-author in over 170 publications.