- Identifying and exploiting structure-property relationships for the rational design of multifunctional electronic and optical materials.
James Rondinelli is the Morris E. Fine Junior Professor in Materials and Manufacturing at Northwestern University in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department. His interests are in electronic structure theory and first-principles design of functional complex inorganic materials. In 2016 he received a Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Additional honors include a NSF-CAREER Award (2015), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012), the Ross Coffin Purdy Award from the American Ceramic Society (2012), and an ARO Young Investigator Program (YIP) award (2012). Dr. Rondinelli has (co)-authored more than 95 peer-reviewed publications and holds 1 patent. He received a B.S. in MSE from Northwestern (2006) and a Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2010). From 2010-2011, he was the Joseph Katz Named Fellow in the X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was an assistant professor at Drexel University (2011-14).