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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
(10/2015-…)


Guillaume Brunin
(10/2016-…)


Diana Dahliah
(02/2018-…)


Pierre-Paul De Breuck
(10/2019-…)


Yuqing He
(10/2019-…)


Tanguy Colleu-Banse
(10/2019-…)
with L. Henrard@UNamur


Grégoire Heymans
(10/2020-…)

Jérémie Pirard
(10/2020-…)

Ali Ghojavand
(01/2021-…)

Post-docs


Guido Petretto
(08/2014-…)


Wei Chen
(05/2016-…)


David Waroquiers
(05/2017-…)


Janine George
(01/2018-…)


Maksim Markov
(07/2018-…)


Sergio Posada
(07/2018-…)


Tushar Ghosh
(10/2018-…)


Francesco Naccarato
(09/2019-…)


Adam Fekete
(02/2020-…)


Matthew Evans
(07/2020-…)


Marzieh Ghoohestani
(10/2020-…)

Former Graduate Students


Matteo Giantomassi
(09/2005-05/2009)
Thesis


Simon Dubois
(10/2004-01/2013)
Thesis


Tonatiuh Rangel
(04/2007-08/2011)
Thesis


Kiroubanand.Sankaran
(10/2008-09/2012)
Thesis


Deniz Kecik
(11/2010-02/2013)
Thesis
with H. Van Swygenhoven@EPFL

Anna Miglio
(02/2009-06/2013)
Thesis


Sriram Ramkumar
(10/2013-09/2017)
Thesis


Nicolas Dardenne
(03/2014-03/2019)
Thesis


Viet-Anh Ha
(10/2014-05/2019)
Thesis


Gianluca Prandini
(01/2015-05/2019)
Thesis
with N. Marzari@EPFL

Gil Vander Marcken
(10/2014-…)


Francesco Naccarato
(09/2015-08/2019)
Thesis

Former Post-docs


Riad Shaltaf
(2005-2009)


Myrta Grüning
(2006-2009)


Fabiana Da Pieve
(2008-2010)


Martin Stankovski
(2009-2013)


Guodong Yu
(2015-2017)


Khaoula Boukari
(2017-2018)


Michiel van Setten
(2013-2018)


Henrique Miranda
(2017-2019)


Martha Gialampouki
(2018-2020)


George Bokas
(2018-2020)


Carina Faber
(2018-2020)


Francesco Ricci
(2015-2020)

Former Visiting Scientists


Gabriel Antonius
(2010-2011)

Igor Rončević
(2020-2021)