"for pioneering advances in the theoretical understanding of atomic structure-electronic property relations of complex inorganic oxides in bulk, thin film, and superlattice geometries”
James M. Rondinelli
is the Morris E. Fine Junior Professor in Materials and Manufacturing at Northwestern University in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department, where he leads the Materials Theory and Design Group. His interests are in electronic structure theory and first-principles design of functional inorganic materials using picoscale structure–property relationships.
In 2016, he received a Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Additional honors include a NSF-CAREER Award (2015), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012) and the ARO Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award (2012). He received the 2014 Ross Coffin Purdy Award from The American Ceramic Society and was named an Emerging Young Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry (J. Mater. Chem. C
, 2016) and the American Chemical Society (Chem. Mater.
Rondinelli has (co)-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds one patent. He is a member of the APS, MRS, ACS, TMS, and ACerS, and has organized multiple symposia for these societies on the physics and chemistry of transition-metal compounds. He serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
and npj Computational Materials
. Rondinelli is also a member of the MRS Academic Affairs Committee and the Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) Users’ Executive Committee.
He received a BS degree in MSE from Northwestern University (NU) (2006) and a PhD degree in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2010). From 2010 to 2011, he was the Joseph Katz Named Fellow in the X-Ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining NU, he was an assistant professor at Drexel University (2011–2014).