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 .


  • 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

  • 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