Mark DelloStritto

ember, Early Career Investigator Committee


Mark DelloStritto

Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC, room 701B
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-204-3135

Mark DelloStritto received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017, for research on the link between the structure and dynamics of water and nonlinear optical spectra at oxide-water interfaces under Professor Jorge Sofo.  He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Michael Klein’s group.

Research Interests

  • Approximate methods for describing electronic response, e.g. polarizability, and their application to spectroscopy.
  • The structure and vibrational dyanamics of water at heterogeneous interfaces and confined systems.
  • The adsorption and dissocation of water at interfaces.

Honors & Awards

  • Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award (SCGSR) (2014) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship (2014)
  • Academic Computing Fellowship (2014)
  • Distinguished Independent Work in Physics (2011)
  • George E. Moore Award for Achievement in Physics (2011)
  • Robert J. Penfield Award for Achievement in Physics (2010)

5 most relevant publications

  • Mark DelloStritto and Jorge Sofo. “Bond Polarizability Model for Sum Frequency Generation at the Al2O3(0001)H2O Interface.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121(16):3045–3055, April 2017
  • Mark J. DelloStritto, James D. Kubicki, and Jorge O. Sofo. “Effect of Ions on H-Bond Structure and Dynamics at the Quartz(101)Water Interface." Langmuir, 32(44):11353–11365, November 2016
  • M. J. DelloStritto, J. Kubicki, and J. O. Sofo. “Density functional theory simulation of hydrogen-bonding structure and vibrational densities of states at the quartz(101)-water interface and its relation to dissolution as a function of solution pH and ionic strength.” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26(24):244101, June 2014
  • Hsiu-Wen Wang, Mark J. DelloStritto, Nitin Kumar, Alexander I. Kolesnikov, Paul R. C. Kent, James D. Kubicki, David J. Wesolowski, and Jorge O. Sofo. Vibrational Density of States of Strongly H-Bonded Interfacial Water: Insights from Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Theory. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(20):10805–10813, May 2014