Welcome to Rabani Research Group

Research in the Rabani group involves theoretical understanding of fundamental aspects of nanoscience. The group makes use of both analytical and computer simulation techniques to investigate the behavior of a wide variety of topics including: structural, electronic and optical properties of nanocrystals, transport in molecular and mesoscopic junctions, self-assembly of nanomaterials, energy transfer in nanosystems, and properties of liquids and glasses. These require the development of new theoretical and computational tools and the application of these tools to these challenging problems in direct connection to experiments.

Research Interests

Nanomaterials: The study of the physical properties of nanostructures is a challenging task for theory. Our group has been involved in the development atomistic models to understand the fundamental properties of nanomaterials... Read more.
Transport: Transport in single molecular junctions involves the description of a many-body open quantum system driven away from equilibrium. We have been involved in the development of exact numerical techniques.... Read more.
Stochastic Electronic Structure: We have formulated the problem of calculating the electronic structure as a statistical theory, where the electronic density, band structure, and forces are obtained from a stochastic trace formula... Read more.
Liquids and Glasses: The study of quantum fluctuations in condensed phases is a central problem in chemical physics. We have developed accurate approaches based on a quantum version of mode-coupling theory, numerical analytic continuation approaches... Read more.
Computational Methods: Modern materials research relies heavily on computer simulations. We have been involved in the development of algorithms for scientific simulations on GPUs, and the development of numerical methods for electronic structure and path integration techniques. Read more.
Self-Assembly :Self-assembly is one of the promising approaches to creating well organized nanostructures. Our group has been involved in the developed of theories to understand self-assembly at the nanometer length scale and above. Read more.