Michael Toriyama

  • Program Years: 2019-2023
  • Academic Institution: Northwestern University
  • Field of Study: Computational Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Jeffrey Snyder
  • Practicum(s):
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, and B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

Current Status

  • Research Area: Computational Materials Science


M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Material Descriptors to Predict Thermoelectric Performance of Narrow-gap Semiconductors and Semimetals," Accepted, Mater. Horiz. (2023).

M.Y. Toriyama and G. J. Snyder, "Band Inversion-Driven Warping and High Valley Degeneracy," Cell Rep. Phys. Sci., 4, 101392 (2023).

L.E. Borgsmiller, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "New Zintl Phase Yb10MgSb9 with High Thermoelectric Performance," Adv. Energy Mater., 2300393 (2023).

E. Isotta, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Effect of Sn oxides on the thermal conductivity of polycrystalline SnSe," Mater. Today Phys., 31, 100967 (2023).

M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "VTAnDeM: A Python Toolkit for Simultaneously Visualizing Phase Stability, Defect Energetics, and Carrier Concentrations of Materials," Comp. Phys. Commun., 287, 108691 (2023).

H. Jang, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Suppressing Charged Cation Antisites via Se Vapor Annealing Enables p-Type Dopability in AgBiSe2-SnSe Thermoelectrics," Adv.Mater., 34, 2204132 (2022).

M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Y2Te3: A New n-type Thermoelectric Material," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 14, 43517 (2022).

M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Chemical interpretation of charged point defects in semiconductors: a case study of Mg2Si," ChemNanoMat, 8, e202200222 (2022).

S. Anand, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "A convergent understanding of charged defects," Acc. Mater. Res., 3, 685 (2022).

M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "How to analyse a density of states," Mater. Today Elec., 1, 100002 (2022).

M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Tuning valley degeneracy with band inversion," J. Mater. Chem. A, 10, 1588 (2022).

X. Zhang, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "First principles investigation of intrinsic and Na defects in XTe (X= Ca, Sr, Ba) nanostructured PbTe," Mater. Today Phys., 19, 100415 (2021).

Y. Liu*, M.Y. Toriyama*, et al., "Finding the order in complexity: The electronic structure of 14-1-11 zintl compounds," Appl. Phys. Lett., 119, 213902 (2021).

J. Qu, C.E. Porter, L.C. Gomes, J.M. Adamczyk, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Controlling thermoelectric transport via native defects in the diamond-like semiconductors Cu2HgGeTe4 and Hg2GeTe4," J. Mater. Chem. A, 9, 26189 (2021).

M.Y. Toriyama, J. Qu, G.J. Snyder, and P. Gorai, "Defect Chemistry and Doping of BiCuSeO," J. Mater. Chem. A, 9, 20685 (2021).

X. Zhang, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "First principles investigation of intrinsic and Na defects in XTe (X=Ca, Sr, Ba) nanostructured PbTe," 19, 100415 (2021).

M. Wood*, M.Y. Toriyama*, S. Dugar*, et al., "Phase Boundary Mapping of Tin-Doped ZnSb Reveals Thermodynamic Route to High Thermoelectric Efficiency," Adv. Energy Mater., 11, 2100181 (2021).

N.A. Pieczulewski, M. Wood, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Possibility of interstitial Na as electron donor in Yb14MgSb11," MRS Commun., 11, 226 (2021).

R. Orenstein, J.P. Male, M. Toriyama, et al., "Using phase boundary mapping to resolve discrepancies in the Mg2Si-Mg2Sn miscibility gap," J. Mater. Chem. A, 9, 7208 (2021).

M. Brod, M. Toriyama, and G.J. Snyder, "Orbital Chemistry That Leads to High Valley Degeneracy in PbTe," Chem. Mater., 32, 9771 (2020).

M.A. Lively, B. Holybee, M. Toriyama, et al., "Nonlinear compositional and morphological evolution of ion irradiated GaSb prior to nanostructure formation," Sci. Rep. 10, 8253 (2020).

A. Mannodi-Kanakkithodi, M.Y. Toriyama, et al., "Machine-learned impurity level prediction for semiconductors: the example of Cd-based chalcogenides," npj Comput. Mater., 6, 39 (2020).

M. Toriyama, J. Kaufman, and A. Van der Ven, "Potassium Ordering and Structural Phase Stability in Layered KxCoO2," ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2, 2629 (2019).

I.C. Contreras, M. Toriyama, and C. Yu, "Gluing of Graph Laplacians and Their Spectra," Linear Multilinear A, DOI: 10.1080/03081087.2018.1516727 (2018).

M.A. Lively, B. Holybee, M. Toriyama, and J.P. Allain, "Massive-Scale Molecular Dynamics of Ion-Irradiated III-V Compound Semiconductors at the Onset of Nanopatterning," Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B, 409, 282-287 (2017).


Barry Goldwater Scholarship, 2018

Cullen W. Parmelee Scholarship, 2016, 2018

Wert Scholarship, 2017