Evan Wilson's Biography
Evan is an Indiana native who received his Bachelor's in Physics from Ball State University in 2010. There he worked on density functional theory/NEGF simulations. In particular, he examined conductance of metallic carbon nanotubes in between metal contacts that have undergone axial compression. He joined the Klimeck group in the fall of 2012 to pursue his PhD.
He is currently working on an implementation of Extended Huckel Theory (EHT) inside of the NEMO5 code. EHT is a non-orthogonal tight-binding model for electronic structure calculations and work is under way to use the model to simulate interfaces, free surfaces, and disordered materials. Evan is particularly interested in:
- Explicit Modeling of Dielectrics
- Dielectric-Semiconductor interfaces
- Metal-Metal and Metal-Semiconductor Interfaces