Yosuke Kanai

Yosuke Kanai

Associate Professor

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Research Interests

Theoretical/Computational Chemistry, Chemical and Material Physics, Condensed Matters, First-Principles Electronic Structure Theory

Research Synopsis

Developing a quantitative and predictive understanding of how novel dynamical phenomena emerge in materials and in other condensed phase systems from first-principles microscopic quantum theory is the central theme in our research. Research projects in the Kanai group are primarily in the field of first-principles electronic structure methods and their applications to condensed matter systems.

We are particularly interested in the development and use of computational methods based on first-principles electronic structure theory for developing fundamental understandings in condensed matter chemistry and physics at the electronic and atomistic levels.

Professional Background

B.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2001; Ph.D., Princeton University, 2006; BNNI Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2009; Lawrence Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2009-2011

News & Publications

Proton Irradiated Water

Understanding the role of core-electron excitations in water under proton irradiation has become important due to the growing use of proton beams...


Proton Irradiation

Published in Scientific Reports, Dr. Kyle Reeves and Professor Yosuke Kanai report their theoretical...