PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Electronic structure and magnetism in solids.
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.