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  • Graphene

    Light-Matter Interactions

    In collaboration with the Heller and Kaxiras groups (Harvard), we propose a "Theory of Graphene Raman Scatteringā€¯. Published in ACS Nano!

  • We study on the optical properties of eumelanin-inspired molecules!

    Light-Matter Interactions

    In collaboration with the Nelson experimental group (OSU Chem), we study the optical properties of eumelanin-inspired molecules. Article published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry.

  • Phosphorene oxidation caught on film!

    Light-Matter Interactions

    Phosphorene oxidation caught on film! In collaboration with the Barraza-Lopez group (U of Ar.), we study the photo-oxidation of phosphorene. Article published by ACS Central Science.

  • Graphene

    Light-Matter Interactions

    In collaboration with the Heller and Kaxiras groups (Harvard), we propose a "Theory of Graphene Raman Spectroscopyā€¯. Read about it arXiv:1507.01647.

  • Is transport in graphene Ballistic or Diffusive?

    Quantum Transport

    Is transport in clean graphene Ballistic or Diffusive? Find out in our PRB published work, a collaboration with Hennig and Heller.

  • Semiclassical Methods:

    Semiclassics

    In collaboration with Mason (Twitter) and Heller (Harvard), we have developed a semiclassical technique that can reverse engineer wavefunctions. Read about it our published letter, about its applications to graphene, or in a more detailed PRB.

  • Theory of Optimal Local Control

    Quantum Information

    With Blasi, Rasanen and Heller, we have proposed a scheme to coherently control coupled quantum dots in an optimized manner by optimizing laser fields PRB and local gate voltages PRB-Rapid.

The Borunda Group


The Borunda Group

Borunda Group -- Spring 2016. From left to right: Todd ('16!), Paul, Mario, Shuo, BUMBLEBEE, Mary, Wakun, Kazsa, Nic, Sanaz ('16!), Charith, Richa, and Robert ('16!).
We are a theoretical physics group in the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University.

 Our research focuses on:

  • Theoretical studies of Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic Physics, and Chemical Physics.
  • We are currently working in the physics of organic semiconductors, graphene, and phosphorene devices using Theory and Computation.
  • We apply and develop methods for electronic structure theory: density functional theory, time-dependent density functional theory, GW-approximation, DFT+U, exact diagonalization, and Monte Carlo.
  • We developed tools and have looked at connections between quantum and classical systems, with an interest in chaotic behavior.
  • We are interested in theoretical and computational techniques towards optimization of mesoscopic systems with an interest in solid-state quantum information.
  • We also work on subfields of spintronics and mesoscopic electronic transport.
  • Our group is also searching and predicting novel materials for energy production and storage.

Contact Information:
Mario F. Borunda
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
145 Physical Sciences Bldg.
Stillwater, OK 74078
mario.borunda@okstate.edu
Office: 231, (405) 744-3364