My research focuses around materials modeling using Density Functional Theory. My current work centers on examining the material potassium niobate (KNbO3) which displays the interesting phenomenon of photorefractivity. Specifically, my research aims to predict how defect complexes introduced by doping of the crystal melt can influence the photorefractive response of KNbO3.
Landau was elected at the General Assembly Meeting of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
CompPhys17 is the 18th International NTZ-Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics
The IX Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics included participants from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.S.A, in addition to multiple Brazilian institutions.
Center Director David P. Landau has been awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.