Emine Kucukbenli

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Research interests

    My research focuses on molecular crystals, mostly organic. They are far more common and "close to home" than many of us may think, ex. kidney stones or plaques inside arteries. These are not only very important systems to learn about, but also a great test-bed for our understanding of condensed matter, and the tools we use to study it. My contribution is development and enhancement of numerical methods that enable us to study such complex systems. The main framework of my research is Density Functional Theory (DFT). The methods I work on developing fall mainly in one or more of the following categories:
    • ab initio crystal structure prediction
    • ab initio nuclear magnetic resonance
    • ab initio van der Waals
    • model hamiltonian extensions of DFT
    • machine learning methods for DFT
    I also hold a mini-grant for creating virtual reality solutions for fundamental research.

Emine Kucukbenli publications