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TG3.1: Computational quantum materials

I. Coordinator:
Feng-Chuan Chuang 莊豐權 (NSYSU)
fchuang [at] mail.nsysu.edu.tw

II. Core Members:
Center Scientists
Dr. Yang-Hao Chan 詹楊皓 (AS)
Prof. Tay-Rong Chang 張泰榕 (NCKU)
Prof. Feng-Chuan Chuang 莊豐權 (NSYSU)

Core members
Dr. Yang-Hao Chan 詹楊皓 (AS)
Prof. Tay-Rong Chang 張泰榕 (NCKU)
Prof. Feng-Chuan Chuang 莊豐權 (NSYSU)
Prof. Guang-Yu Guo 郭光宇 (NTU)
Prof. Horng-Tay Jeng 鄭弘泰 (NTHU)
Prof. Chi-Cheng Lee 李啟正 (TKU)
Dr. Hsin Lin 林新 (AS)

Postdocs
Dr. Ashish Kore (NCTS)
Dr. Sreeparvathy P. C. 思莉帕 (NCTS)
Dr. Zhi-Quan Huang 黃志權 (NSYSU)
Dr. Angus Huang黃彥哲 (NTHU)
Dr. Rovi Angelo Beloya Villaos 琪羅斌 (NSYSU)

III. Research Themes:
(1) Two-dimensional materials 
(2) Topological materials 
(3) Strongly correlated materials

IV. Activities
School on First Principles Computational Materials Research- Introductory level
School on First Principles Computational Materials Research- Advanced level
Workshop on First-Principles Computational Materials Physics
2023 NCTS-KIAS Workshop on Ab Initio Approaches to Quantum Materials

V. Expected achievements:
(1) Enhance research on quantum theory, computational physics, novel materials and relevent applications
(2) Provide students with a platform in scientific and theoretical exchanges and cultivate future scientific research talents.
(3) Promote collaborative research and exchanges between Taiwanese and international computational physics theorists
The research topics of this TG include three of the fast growing research fields which are being tackled by many physicists, chemists, materials and life scientists worldwide. The track records of our core members and young participants have consistently shown their capabilities of publishing high-quality and high-impact research papers. The core members in this TG are not only the locally but also internationally recognized pioneers in the field of topological materials. We will continue to pursue and maintain the leadership in this research field. Meanwhile, our core members also actively serve local academic and research communities to promote the local researches based on first-principles calculations. Our core members will continuously increase Taiwan’s international visibility by publishing frontier research papers. We expect that some high quality publications will be delivered every year and the research work will be jointly published by the core members, domestic, and international collaborators.