Faculty

Uzi Landman

Uzi Landman

Regents' and Institute Professor, Callaway Chair in Physics, and Director of the Center for Computational Materials Science

Faculty Bio: http://www.physics.gatech.edu/people/faculty/ulandman.html

High Performance Computing Area

Computational Techniques

Research Areas

Surface and materials science, solid state physics, nanoscience, friction at nanoscale level, microscopic hydrodynamics, statistical physics, chemical physics, computational physics, and chemistry

Honors and Distinctions

Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
American Physical Society Rahman Prize in Computational Physics
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the British Institute of Physics
Plenary lecturer at the Nobel Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Clusters
Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology
Materials Research Society Medal
American Physical Society Beams Award for Excellence in Research
Member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Research Summary

"Small is different" is how theoretical physicist Uzi Landman likes to describe his research interests. His work focuses on the development of analytical models and novel computer-based classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations for investigations of a wide range of condensed matter phenomena, such as: equilibrium structure and the dynamics of solid surfaces, equilibrium and non-equilibrium growth processes at solid-liquid interfaces and phase transformations, epitaxy, and melting, heterogeneous reaction dynamics, surface diffusion, atomic-scale friction and lubrication, confined complex fluids, electron localization and excitation dynamics of small clusters, and the dynamics of cluster fission. Landman is currently developing and testing nanojets, which are liquid jets just a few nanometers in diameter. Among their potential uses is injecting genetic material into cells to repair DNA damage or correct genetic disorders.