Eric Isaacs

  • Program Years: 2012-2016
  • Academic Institution: Columbia University
  • Field of Study: Applied Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Chris Marianetti
  • Practicum(s):
    Brookhaven National Laboratory (2013)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Applied Physics, Columbia University, 2016
    M.S. Applied Physics, Columbia University, 2013
    B.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University
  • Research Area: Applied Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
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  • Contact Information: eric [dot] isaacs [at] northwestern [dot] edu
  • Publications

    Compositional phase stability of strongly correlated electron materials within DFT+U
    E. B. Isaacs and C. A. Marianetti, Phys. Rev. B 95, 045141 (2017)

    Electronic correlations in monolayer VS2
    E. B. Isaacs and C. A. Marianetti, Phys. Rev. B 94, 035120 (2016)

    Adsorption Characteristics and Size/Shape Dependence of Pt Clusters on the CdS Surface
    S. Xiong, E. B. Isaacs, and Y. Li, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 4834 (2015)

    Ideal strength and phonon instability of strained monolayer materials
    E. B. Isaacs and C. A. Marianetti, Phys. Rev. B 89, 184111 (2014)

    Relating Trends in First-Principles Electronic Structure and Open-Circuit Voltage in Organic Photovoltaics
    E. B. Isaacs, S. Sharifzadeh, B. Ma, and J. B. Neaton, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 2531 (2011)


    Joint US-Africa Materials Institute Fellowship, 2012
    Columbia Engineering Egleston Doctoral Fellowship, 2012
    DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2012
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (declined), 2012
    3rd Place, Energy Efficient Technologies, Big Ideas @ Berkeley Competition, 2011
    Honorable Mention, UC Berkeley Science and Engineering Poster Session, 2010
    California Alumni Association Leadership Award, 2009-2010
    Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2008-2009