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Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
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Vincent Meunier
Vincent Meunier

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Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Professor of Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship


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Ph.D., Physics, University of Namur, Belgium, 1999.
M.S., Physics and Chemistry, University of Namur, Belgium, 1998.
B.S., Physics, University of Namur, Belgium, 1996.

Career Highlights:

2000-2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University
2002-2004 Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2004-2010 R&D Staff member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research Interests:

Vincent Meunier's research interests are centered on theory, modeling and computer simulation in various areas of nanoscience. Specifically, he conducts research in theoretical physics, with special emphasis into electronic quantum transport and novel scanning probe microscopy techniques. He also recently worked energy materials for capacitive energy storage as well as on the emergence of quantum mechanical phenomena related to nanoconfinement on metal oxide surfaces. His work is equally divided between application (simulation) and code development on large-scale computational platforms. A remarked aspect of his work is the numerous collaborations he has been pursuing with experimental groups across the world.

Published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers with some 1,578 total citations (Hirsch Index = 29)

Selected Publications:

1. “Edge-edge interactions in stacked graphene nanoplatelets”, E. Cruz-Silva, X. Jia, H. Terrones, B.G. Sumpter, M. Terrones, M.S. Dresselhaus, and V. Meunier. ACS Nano (2013)

2.  “Patchwork algorithm for the parallel computation of the Green’s function in open systems” Eduardo Costa Girao, and V. Meunier. Journal of Computational Electronics (2013)

3. “Electronic properties of two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks”, P. Zhu, and V. Meunier, journal of chemical physics, 137,  244703  (2012)

4. “Electronic structure of assembled graphene nanoribbons: Substrate and many-body effects “, Liangbo Liang and V. Meunier, Phys. Rev. B. 86, 195404 (2012)

5. “Enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit in assembled graphene nanoribbons“ , Liang, Liangbo; Cruz-Silva, Eduardo; Girao, Eduardo Costa; and V. Meunier Phys. Rev B 115438 (2012)

6. Pan, Minghu; Costa Girao, E.; Jia, Xiaoting; Bhaviripudi, Sreekar; Li, Qing; Kong, Jing; Meunier, V.; Dresselhaus, Mildred S.  "Topographic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Electronic Edge States in CVD Grown Graphene Nanoribbons". Nano Letters 12: 1928-1933. (2012)

7. Costa Girao, E., L. Liang, E. Cruz-Silva, A.G.S. Filho, and V. Meunier, “Emergence of Atypical Properties in Assembled Graphene Nanoribbons”, Physical Review Letters, 107, 135501 (2011)

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