Prof. Ilya Grinberg Bar Ilan University

Prof. Ilya Grinberg received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University of Pennsylvania. During his research career, he has worked on computational modeling and design of new materials, with a particular focus on the properties of oxides enabled by the presence of ferroelectricity. He has studied the relationships between the composition, structure and properties of complex oxides using computational quantum mechanical and atomistic modeling and crystal chemical concepts and has revealed how complex behavior of materials arises from their local interactions. This demonstrates that compositional variations in properties of these materials are predictable and understandable in terms of local structure and properties of individual atoms. He has also developed new atomistic potentials for complex oxides enabling ~1,000,000 atom molecular dynamics simulations of response and dynamics.

•Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Bar-Ilan University 2015–
•Research Specialist, Rappe Group, University of Pennsylvania 2003 – 2015
•Post Doctoral Researcher, Rappe Group, University of Pennsylvania August 2002 – July 2003
• Software Engineer, GEC-Marconi November 1996 – August 1997

Education

•University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. in Theoretical Physical Chemistry 2002
• Columbia University  B. A. in Chemistry 1996