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David Tománek

Prof. David Tománek

Physics and Astronomy Department
567 Wilson Road
4231 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Bldg.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-6455

E-mail: tomanek [at]
Phone: +1-517-355-9702
or: +1-517-884-5637
Fax: +1-517-353-4500

I am Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Michigan State University. Looking back, it was hard in the early 1980's to be one of the first to convince others that, based on computer simulations, small atomic aggregates are very different from chunks of bulk matter. But this is how computational nanoscience and nanotechnology was born.

My main scientific interest has been to understand the formation and the fundamental properties of nanostructured materials using advanced numerical techniques. My research has focussed on the development and application of numerical techniques to study structural, electronic, transport and optical properties of surfaces, low-dimensional systems and nanostructures. Computer simulations performed in my group have addressed self-assembly and physical properties of fullerenes, nanotubes, nanowires, polymers, quasi-2D layered systems, ferrofluids, metallic and magnetic clusters.