Adrienn Ruzsinszky


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC 708
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: (215) 204-8479


Adrienn Ruzsinszky received her Ph.D. from the University of Technology and Economics in Budapest in 2004. She was a postdoc at Tulane University. In 2011 she joined the faculty at Tulane University as Research Assistant Professor of Physics. In 2013 she moved to the College of Science and Technology at Temple University as an Assistant Professor of Physics.

Research Interests
Many-Body Electron Theory/ Density Functional Theory/Computational Materials Science

Method development:

  • Random-Phase Approximation (RPA), Green’s functions (GW), development of nonlocal kernels for RPA/GW and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT)
  • Self-interaction correction with Fermi orbitals, its time dependent version and applications to charge transfer excitations
  • Excitation energies and optical properties from meta-GGA kernels
  • Strain, bending, doping, and substrate effects in two dimensional materials for enhancing photocatalysis

Applications: layered materials for solar cell applications and water splitting,
weak interactions in layered materials, weak interactions in organic semiconductors and molecules

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers 
  • 2016 NSF Career Award
  • 2008 IBM-Löwdin Fellowship
  • Individual investigator and Energy Frontier Research Center grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (both active)

5 most relevant publications

  • Bates, J.E., Sensenig, J., and Ruzsinszky, A., The Convergence Behavior of the RPA Renormalized Correlation Energy,Phys. Rev. B, 2017, 95, 195158
  • Yu, L., Yan, Q., and Ruzsinszky, A., Negative Poisson Ratio in 1T-Type Crystalline Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 15224
  • Buda, I.G., Lane, C., Barbiellini, B., Ruzsinszky, A., Sun, J., and Bansil, A., Characterization of Thin Film Materials using SCAN meta-GGA, an Accurate Nonempirical Density Functional, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 44766
  • Mezei P.D., Sun, J., Csonka, G.I., Ruzsinszky, A. and Kállay, M.,  Construction of a spin-component scaled dual-hybrid random phase approximation,Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2017, 13, 796
  • Bates, J.E, Mezei P.D., Sun, J., Csonka, G.I., and Ruzsinszky, A. Reference determinant dependence of the random phase approximation in 3d transition metal chemistry, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2017, 13, 100