Poncé Research Group

The Electron-Phonon group is part of the Modelling (MODL) division of the Institute of Condensed Mater and Nanosciences (IMCN) at the Université catholique de Louvain led by Samuel Poncé. Our expertise is centred around the development of advanced theoretical and computational methods for designing innovative materials with applications in information transport, optoelectronics and renewable energy. We develop and unify new first-principles theories to predict various materials properties at finite temperature and implement them in free and open-source software.

Fields of expertise

    • Materials modelling

    • First-principles calculations

    • Density Functional Perturbation Theory

    • Electron-phonon coupling

    • Carrier transport

    • Nitrides

    • Rare-earth doped phosphors

    • Sustainable software development

    • Phonon-limited superconductivity

    • Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)