José Lorenzana serves as the Head of the Sapienza Unit of the Institute for Complex Systems, National Research Council, Rome, Italy. Prior to that, he was Director of the Statistical Mechanics and Complexity Center, INFM, Rome. From 1996 to 2002, he was a Researcher at the CONICET, Instituto Balseiro, Argentina. He received a degree in physics from Instituto Balseiro in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in physics from the International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS-SISSA), Trieste in 1992. His main research interests are complex materials that are materials where Coulomb interactions and kinetic energy of electrons are balanced producing rich phase diagrams and nontrivial collective behavior. His theoretical research includes strongly correlated systems, transition metal oxides, magnetic systems, multiferroic systems, glassy systems, Coulomb frustrated phase separation, quantum magnetism, electronic structure of high temperature superconductors, and other related materials. More recently, he has become interested in density functional theory.
Biography Updated on 13 November 2011