Sashi Satpathy

Sashi Satpathy
Curators’ Professor
414 Physics

PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Research Summary

Electronic structure and magnetism in solids.

Research Description

Prof. Satpathy’s research is focused on a theoretical description of the physical phenomena in solids resulting from the fundamental behavior of the interacting electrons. A variety of computational techniques are employed, principally the Density-Functional Methods, but also Exact Diagonalization, mean-field methods, as well as the Quantum Monte Carlo Methods. Current research problems span a wide variety of research areas including Correlated Oxide interfaces, Spin Ice Materials, Charge Orbital Ordering in solids, Jahn-Teller effects, Graphene Physics including the RKKY interaction, and method development including the Gutzwiller Density Functional theory and the Muffin-Tin Orbitals methods.