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.

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 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

  • July 2015 - Congratulations to Burak for his recent work on layered BC3! Our paper "Structural and Electronic Properties of Crystalline Graphite-like BC3" has been accepted in Computational Materials Science. Link

  • July 2015 - July 2015 - Congratulations to our SAM students, Rajendra and Burak, for their excellent work towards new materials for battery applications! Check our paper just published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: "Hexagonal BC3: A Robust Electrode Material for Li, Na, and K Ion Batteries". Link

  • July 2015 - Check out the program for the 4th International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics - working on small scales in Aberdeen, UK! Link

  • March 2015 - Are you attending the ACS National meeting in Denver? Do not miss our ENFL symposium: Two-Dimensional Materials for Energy & Fuel.

  • September 2014 - Check out our paper "Scalable Holey Graphene Synthesis and Dense Electrode Fabrication toward High-Performance Ultracapacitors" in ACS Nano. Link