Welcome to the Rondinelli Research Group

Research in the MTD group uses a combination of first-principles electronic structure methods, symmetry analysis and crystal chemistry tools to study the fundamental properties of materials at the atomic scale.

Our main interests are in technologically important energy, electronic and magnetic materials. Using our computational methods, we disentangle critical structure–property relationships required to design and engineer their performance. We focus on multi-property material optimizations through the identification of new routes to combine diverse functionalities into artificially structured materials.

The group works closely with experimental collaborators to realize our electronic structure-driven materials discoveries.

Browse this site to learn more about our research.

MTDG Group Fall 2012

Research Topics in MTDG


Currently we have funded PhD positions for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers available. Please feel free to contact us and inquire about project opportunities.

Drexel undergraduates may also contact Prof. Rondinelli directly regarding possible research projects. A commitment of at least two quarters is expected. Ambitious undergraduates also have the opportunity to be lead authors on high impact publications.

Group Leader Contact Information

James Rondinelli
Materials Science & Engineering Department
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
Office: LeBow 444
Tel: + 1 (215) 571.3671
Fax: + 1 (215) 895.6760
Email: jrondinelli@coe.drexel.edu
WWW: http://mtdg.materials.drexel.edu