Simons Wave Collaboration — Short Course & Workshop: Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductors, May 16-17, 2019

University of California - Santa Barbara
May 16, 2019 to May 17, 2019
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Schedule (Lecture Slides Available Below)

Schedule (Lecture Slides Available Below)

UCSB Simons Meetings - May 16, 2019 - Elings Hall 1605

08:15 - 09:00: Welcome Coffee/Registration

09:00 - 09:10: Welcome Words - Shuji Nakamura (University of California Santa Barbara)

09:10 - 09:20: Welcome Address on Behalf of Wave Consortium - Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota)

09:20-10:10: Intro to Basics of Semiconductors I (Towards Modeling Of Disorder and Simulations of Light-Emitting Diodes) - Claude Weisbuch (University of California Santa Barbara)

10:10 - 11:00: Intro to Basics of Semiconductors II (Towards Modeling Of Disorder and Simulations of Light-Emitting Diodes) - Claude Weisbuch (University of California Santa Barbara)

11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:30 - 12:20: Semiconductor Device Simulation ISergey Karpov (STR Group — Soft-Impact, Ltd.)

12:20 - 13:20: Lunch Break

13:20 - 14:10: Disorder Computations Through Landscape Localization I - Marcel Filoche (École Polytechnique)

14:10 - 15:00: Semiconductor Device Simulation IISergey Karpov (STR Group — Soft-Impact, Ltd.)

15:00 - 15:50: Disorder Computations Through Landscape Localization II - Marcel Filoche (École Polytechnique)

15:50 - 16:20: Coffee Break and Poster Session

16:20 - 17:20: Landscape Localization Theory Of Disorder In Nitride Semiconductors Alloys and Application to LED Simulations  - Yuh-Renn Wu (National Taiwan University)

17:20 - 18:20: Short presentations By Wave Localization Founding PI’s-
Mathematics & Materials

Landscape Predicts the Density of States - Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota)

Localization of Eigenfunctions Via the Effective Potential - David Jerison (MIT)

The Third Pillar - Doug Arnold (University of Minnesota)

Behavior of soap films near the boundary - Guy David (Université de Paris Sud)

Disordered semiconductros - Richard Friend (University of Cambridge)

Experimental Studies of Disorder in Nitride Semiconductors - James S. Speck (University of California Santa Barbara)

18:20 - 18:50: Lab Visits

19:30 - WORKSHOP DINNER - Stella Mare's Bristro/La Café Stella

UCSB Simons Meetings - May 17, 2019 - Elings Hall 1605

07:45 - 08:30: Welcome coffee

08:30 - 09:30: Electronic and optical properties of polar and nonpolar InGaN quantum well systems: Insights from atomistic tight-binding calculationsStefan Schulz (Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork)

09:30 - 10:20: Short invited presentations

Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy: What Can We Learn From It About Ternary Nitrides - Saulius Marcinkevicius (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Impact of Hole Localization to Ambipolar Carrier Diffusion as Revealed by Light-Induced Transient Grating Technique - Ramunas Alekiejunas (Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, Vilnius University)

Evidence of Carrier Localization Induced By Intrinsic Compositional Disorder in an InGaN/GaN Quantum Well By Scanning Tunnelling Luminescence Spectroscopy - Jacques Peretti (École Polytechnique)

Impact of Carrier Localization on Recombination in InGaN Quantum Wells and the Efficiency of Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes: Insights From Theory and Numerical Simulations - Manos Kioupakis (University of Michigan)

First-Principles Studies of Recombination
Mechanisms in Light Emitters
 - Chris Van de Walle (University of California Santa Barbara)

How and Why Do In Composition Fluctuations Appear? - Jean-Yves Duboz (Université Côte d'Azur)

10:20 - 10:50: Coffee Break and Poster Session

10:50 - 11:50: Simulation of carrier transport in III-nitride multiple quantum well systems: non-equilibrium quantum versus semi-classical models - Bernd Witzigmann (University of Kassel)

11:50 - 12:50: Disorder effects in semiconductors: known unknowns and fundamental scales - Sergei Baranovskii (Philipps University Marburg)

12:50 - 13:40: Lunch

13:40 - 14:40: Long-Range Correlations, Finite Size Effects, and Intrinsic Defects in Organic Semiconductors - Denis Andrienko (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

14:40 - 15:40: Transport in strong localization through phonons: Transient Localization in Organic Semiconductors - Simone Fratini (Université Grenoble Alpes)

15:40 - 16:30: Coffee Break & Poster Session

16:30 - 17:30: Optical effects of semiconductor disorder - Erich Runge (Institut für Physik and IMN MacroNano, Technische Universität Ilmenau)

17:30 - 18:30: Discussion and wrap-up session

19:00: Dinner for Principal Investigators and Invited Speakers - Zaytoon Lebanese Cuisine



Rooms available at the Best Western South Coast Inn

  • Be sure to make your reservation under the Wave Simons Conference block to recieve better rates for lodging. Rates available Sunday through Thursday: $149/night and Friday & Saturday: $169/night through our conference hotel portal.
  • PI's are encouraged to book and pay for their own travel arrangements directly.  There are a mix of King and Queen rooms available.
  • You can reach the Best Western South Coast Inn at 1-805-967-3200, via email (

Transportation from LAX to UCSB

  • We recommend reserving tickets for and utilizing the Santa Barbara Airbus, you can do so on the Santa Barbara Airbus website.
  • The Santa Barbara Airbus departs from the long haul shuttle stops at the lower level at LAX. Be prepared to pay in cash ($50) if you do not have an advance ticket. 

Poster Presentations

  • You can sign up for a poster presentation via the conference registration form.
  • Posters must be 4' x 3' (a horizontal orientation is preferred, vertical or horizontal orientated poster accepted)
  • There are several printing options available at the University of California - Santa Barbara for poster presenters:
    • The CNSI Poster Printer is available in the same building as the conference. Printing instructions and contact information can be found on the California NanoSystems Institute website.
    • The ITST's Esmeralda Printer is located in Building 937, next to Broida Hall. A UCSB Recharge account is required for use, mnore information may be found on the ITST website.



Ramunas Aleksiejunas - Vilnius University

Antonios Alvertis - University of Cambridge

Denis Andrienko - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Douglas Arnold - University of Minnesota

Sergei Baranovski - Philipps University Marburg

Bastien Bonef - University of California, Santa Barbara

Li Chen - University of Toronto

Guy David - University of Paris-Sud

Jean-Yves Duboz - CRHEA-CNRS

Andrew Espenlaub - University of California, Santa Barbara

Marcel Filoche - École Polytechnique

Simone Fratini - NÉEL Institute - CNRS

Richard Friend - University of Cambridge

Carlos Garcia-Cervera - University of California, Santa Barbara

David Jerison - MIT

Sergey Karpov - STR Group - Soft-Impact, Ltd.

Manos Kioupakis - University of Michigan

Guillaume Lheureux - University of California, Santa Barbara

Katherine Lindsay - University of Minnesota

Yun Liu - MIT

Cheyenne Lynsky - University of California, Santa Barbara

Saulius Marcinkevicius - KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Svitlana Mayboroda - University of Minnesota

Kyle Mylonukis - University of California, Santa Barbara

Morteza Monavarian - University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniel Myers - University of California, Santa Barbara

Shuji Nakamura - University of California, Santa Barbara

Pierre Pelletier - École Polytechnique

Jacques Peretti - École Polytechnique

Bruno Poggi - University of Minnesota

Gustavo Ponce - University of California, Santa Barbara

Kai Shek (Clayton) Qwah - University of California, Santa Barbara

Rafael Lainey Reyes - University of California, Santa Barbara

Erich Runge - Technische Universität Ilmenau

Stefan Schulz - Tyndall National Institute

Jim Speck - University of California, Santa Barbara

Abel Thayil - École Polytechnique

Chris Van de Walle -University of California, Santa Barbara

Claude Weisbuch - Polytechnic School & University of California, Santa Barbara

Sarah Wells - University of California, Santa Barbara

Bernd Witzigmann - University of Kassel

Yuh-Renn Wu - National Taiwan University

Camille Xu -University of California, Santa Barbara

Shiwen Zhang - Michigan State University & the University of Minnesota