Group of Carsten A. Ullrich

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia

We are a research group in Theoretical and Computational Condensed-Matter Physics, with an emphasis on developing new methodologies and applications in Density-Functional Theory (DFT) and Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory (TDDFT).

Carsten A. Ullrich

Department of Physics & Astronomy

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211

Phone: (573) 882-2467



  • Our paper on spin waves in graphene, with Matt Anderson and Florent Perez, was published today (12/20/2021) in Phys. Rev. B.

  • Matt Anderson defended his PhD on 11-30-2021. The title of his thesis is "Spin waves in doped graphene." Congratulations, Matt!

  • Our paper "Real-time exciton dynamics with time-dependent density-functional theory", with Jiuyu Sun, Cheng-Wei Lee, Alina Kononov, and Andre Schleife, was published today (8/9/2021) in Phys. Rev. Letters.

  • Our paper "A reformulation of time-dependent Kohn-Sham theory in terms of the second time derivative of the density", with Walter Tarantino, was published today (5/28/2021) in JCP.

  • Andre Schleife visited us virtually on 4-21-2021 and gave a very interesting condensed-matter seminar: "Electron and ion dynamics in materials due to particle radiation and optical excitation."

  • Eddie Pluhar defended his PhD on 11-20-2020. The title of his thesis is "Application of Model Systems to explore exchange-correlation effects in density-functional theory." Congratulations, Eddie!