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Steven Louie

UC Berkeley and LBNL


Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics, UC Berkeley & Senior Faculty Scientist, LBNL


Professor Steven G. Louie is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and a Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He received his physics Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1976. After having worked at the IBM Watson Research Center, Bell Labs, and University of Pennsylvania, he joined the UC Berkeley physics faculty in 1980.

He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Materials Research Society (MRS). He is a recipient of the APS Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, APS Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface Physics, MRS Materials Theory Award, and Foresight Institute’s Feynman Prize, among others.

Louie’s research is in condensed matter physics and nanoscience, with over 700 publications. He is known for his pioneering development of the ab initio GW method and for his studies of novel bulk and reduced-dimensional systems.