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Madhu Menon, PhD
Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
Dr. Madhu Menon is a distinguished scientist specializing in computational materials science. His research has covered several areas of condensed matter theory and resulted in over 200 refereed publications so far. Some of the areas are: Molecular magnetism, nanoelectronics, electronic structure calculations (semiconductor solids, surfaces, and interfaces), mathematical physics and, quantum molecular dynamics. In the advanced energy materials theme, he utilizes molecular simulations and computations using density functional theory to predict band gap and optical properties of new compounds. He works closely with experimentalists to accelerate progress with both discovery and development of new materials for energy applications.