- Modeling non-equilibrium charge and energy transport using first-principles methods
- Optoelectronic properties of nanomaterials and heterogeneous interfaces
- Novel methods for electron and exciton dynamics accounting for many-body interactions
- Wave-like charge and energy transport in mesoscale devices
- Current- and bias-driven structural evolution
Pierre Darancet is an Assistant Scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a DOE’s Nanoscience User Center for interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale.
Pierre is an expert in the theory and modeling of the electronic structure and optoelectronics properties of nanostructures and interfaces. He obtained his PhD in 2008 in Physics from the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France under the supervision of Dr. Didier Mayou and Dr. Valerio Olevano, working on developing numerical methods for modeling quantum transport in nanostructures. From 2008 to 2012, as a postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey B. Neaton, he modeled the optical and transport properties of organic/metal interfaces for single-molecule electronics. From 2012 to 2014, as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, he worked in understanding the electronic structure of strongly-correlated two-dimensional materials under the supervision of Prof. Chris Marianetti and Prof. Andrew Millis.