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Professor of Photon Science and of Materials Science and Engineering

Thomas Devereaux

Professor of Photon Science and of Materials Science and Engineering
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 a professor in Materials Science & Engineering and Photon Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He was formerly the Director of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) from 2011-2020.

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. The goal of his research is to understand equilibrium and ultrafast non-equilibrium 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 compute cluster, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and other US computational facilities. The specific focus of the group is the development of numerical methods and theories of photon-based spectroscopies of strongly correlated quantum materials and novel materials for energy storage.


Ph.D., University of Oregon, Physics (1991)
M.S., University of Oregon, Physics (1988)
B.S., New York University, Mathematics & Physics (1986)