Tom Devereaux

Tom Devereaux

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Professor Devereaux received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oregon in 1991, M.S. from University of Oregon in 1988, and B.S from New York University in 1986.

Professor Devereaux is currently the Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, a member of the Photon Science Faculty at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. SIMES is a joint institute between Stanford main campus and SLAC, a national laboratory, focusing on scientific foundations related to the energy challenge facing our society.

Professor Devereaux was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institut, Stuttgart, (1991-1993), a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis, CA, (1993-1996), an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, Washington, DC, (1996-1999), and an Associate Professor (1999-2006) and Professor (2006-2007) at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

His main research interests lie in the areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and computational physics. His research effort focuses on using the tools of computational physics to understand quantum materials. Fortunately, we are poised in an excellent position as the speed and cost of computers have allowed us to tackle heretofore unaddressed problems involving interacting systems. The goal of his research is to understand electron dynamics via a combination of analytical theory and numerical simulations to provide insight into materials of relevance to energy science. His group carries out numerical simulations on SIMES' high-performance supercomputer, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and other US and Canadian computational facilities. The specific focus of the group is the development of numerical methods and theories of photon-based spectroscopies of strongly correlated materials.

Professor Devereaux's awards include: U. S. Department of Education Fellowship (1989-1991); Junior Scholar Incentive Award, George Washington University (1998); Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2002-2006); Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario (2003); Scientist Research Fellowship, Embassy of France (2005); and Fellow of the American Physics Society (2008).