Kyle Bushick

  • Program Years: 2019-2023
  • Academic Institution: University of Michigan
  • Field of Study: Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Emmanouil Kioupakis
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2023
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2018

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Research Area: Materials Science


K. Bushick and E. Kioupakis, Strain Effects on Auger-Meitner Recombination in Silicon, arXiv:2309.09927, 2023.

K. Bushick and E. Kioupakis, Phonon-Assisted Auger-Meitner Recombination in Silicon from First Principles, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2023, 131, 076902.

H. Lee, S. Ponce, K. Bushick, S. Hajinazar, J. Lafuente-Bartolome, J. Leveillee, C. Lian, J. Lihm, F. Macheda, H. Mori, H. Paudyal, W.H. Sio, S. Tiwari, M. Zacharias, X. Zhang, N. Bonini, E. Kioupakis, E.R. Margine, F. Giustino, Electron-phonon physics from first principles using the EPW code, npj Comput. Mater. 2023, 9, 156.

J. Chapman, K.E. Kweon, Y. Zhu, K. Bushick, L.B.B. Aji, C.A. Colla, H. Mason, N. Goldman, N. Keilbart, S.R. Qui, T.W. Heo, J. Rodriguez, B.C. Wood, Hydrogen in Disordered Titania: Connecting Local Chemistry, Structure, and Stoichiometry through Accelerated Exploration, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2023, 11, 8670-8683.

Kioupakis, E., Chae, S., Bushick, K., Pant, N., Zhang, X., Lee, W. Theoretical Characterization and Computational Discovery of Ultra-Wide-Band-Gap Semiconductors with Predictive Atomistic Calculations. J. Mater. Res. 2021, 36, 4616-4637.

Chae, S., Mengle K.A., Bushick, K., Lee, J., Sanders, N., Deng, Z., Mi, Z., Pierre, F.P.F., Paik, H., Heron, J.T., Kioupakis, E. Toward the predictive discovery of ambipolarly dopable ultra-wide-band-gap semiconductors: The case of rutile GeO2. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2021, 118 (26), 260501.

Bushick, K.*; Mengle, K. A.*; Chae, S.; Kioupakis, E. Electron and Hole Mobility of Rutile GeO2 from First Principles: An Ultrawide-Bandgap Semiconductor for Power Electronics. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2020, 117 (18), 182104.

He, J.; Yao, Z.; Hegde, V. I.; Naghavi, S. S.; Shen, J.; Bushick, K. M.; Wolverton, C. Computational Discovery of Stable Heteroanionic Oxychalcogenides ABXO (A, B = Metals; X = S, Se, and Te) and Their Potential Applications. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32 (19), 8229-8242.

Song, B.*; Chen, K.*; Bushick, K.*; Mengle, K. A.; Tian, F.; Gamage, G. A. G. U.; Ren, Z.; Kioupakis, E.; Chen, G. Optical Properties of Cubic Boron Arsenide. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2020, 116 (14), 141903.

Bushick, K.*; Chae, S.*; Deng, Z.; Heron, J. T.; Kioupakis, E. Boron Arsenide Heterostructures: Lattice-Matched Heterointerfaces and Strain Effects on Band Alignments and Mobility. npj Comput. Mater. 2020, 6 (1), 3.

Bushick, K.; Mengle, K.; Sanders, N.; Kioupakis, E. Band Structure and Carrier Effective Masses of Boron Arsenide: Effects of Quasiparticle and Spin-Orbit Coupling Corrections. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2019, 114, 022101.


Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research
Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement (Materials Science and Engineering)

Best Oral Presentation Award for the Silicon for Photovoltaics Symposium at MRS Spring Meeting

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (Declined).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Declined).

Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University.
Hilliard Award for Research and Design (Northwestern)

Tau Beta Pi Record Scholarship.

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Illinois Gamma Chapter, Inducted.

Murphy Institute Scholar at Northwestern University
National Merit Scholarship