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Gian-Marco Rignanese Research Group

Professor Gian-Marco Rignanese

G.-M. Rignanese is Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain (EPL) and Research Director at the F.R.S.-FNRS. He received his Engineering degree from the Université catholique de Louvain in 1994 and Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain in 1998.
During his Ph.D., he also worked as a Software Development Consultant for the PATP (Parallel Application Technology Project), collaboration between CRAY RESEARCH and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in the group of Prof. Roberto Car. He carried his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley in the group of Prof. Steven Louie. In 2003, he obtained a permanent position at the Université catholique de Louvain.
In 2019, he was named APS Fellow for original efforts developing free license software in the field of electronic structure calculations, and high-throughput calculations in a broad range of materials types.

Graduate Students

Jan Kloppenburg

Guillaume Brunin

Diana Dahliah

Pierre-Paul De Breuck

Yuqing He

Tanguy Colleu-Banse
with L. Henrard@UNamur

Grégoire Heymans

Jérémie Pirard

Ali Ghojavand


Guido Petretto

Wei Chen

David Waroquiers

Janine George

Maksim Markov

Sergio Posada

Tushar Ghosh

Francesco Naccarato

Adam Fekete

Matthew Evans

Marzieh Ghoohestani

Former Graduate Students

Matteo Giantomassi

Simon Dubois

Tonatiuh Rangel


Deniz Kecik
with H. Van Swygenhoven@EPFL

Anna Miglio

Sriram Ramkumar

Nicolas Dardenne

Viet-Anh Ha

Gianluca Prandini
with N. Marzari@EPFL

Gil Vander Marcken

Francesco Naccarato

Former Post-docs

Riad Shaltaf

Myrta Grüning

Fabiana Da Pieve

Martin Stankovski

Guodong Yu

Khaoula Boukari

Michiel van Setten

Henrique Miranda

Martha Gialampouki

George Bokas

Carina Faber

Francesco Ricci

Former Visiting Scientists

Gabriel Antonius

Igor Rončević