Veronica Barone

Associate Professor
Department of Physics

Research Interests:

  • Electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory.
  • Molecular modeling of nanoscale materials for applications in energy storage, molecular magnetism, electronic devices, and characterization methods. Image Swap Static

Graduate student positions:

PhD and MS positions are available in our group to work on computational research related to layered materials for energy applications. For more information on how to apply, follow this link .


  • October 2016 - We thank the ACS Petroleum Research Fund for supporting our New Directions project "Unraveling the interactions between molecular species and two-dimensional materials" - A graduate student position will be open in our group to work on this project starting Fall 2017.

  • October 2016 - Congratulations to Burak for the acceptance of the 4th paper related to his Ph.D. work. "Two-dimensional Nitrogen Rich Transition Metal Compounds: The case of TiN2" - Link

  • March 2016 - Are you attending the ACS National meeting in Philadelphia? Please check out our ENFL symposium "2D Materials: Graphene and Beyond, and Their Device Applications" - 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • October 2015 - Congratulations to our SAM student, Burak Ozdemir, for his work on K-intercalation in graphitic materials! Our paper "Potassium Ion Batteries with Graphitic Materials" done in collaboration with Prof. Hu's group at U. of Maryland published in Nano Letters. Link