Mark T. Lusk

Professor of Physics
Colorado School of Mines

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Lead Scientist: Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO)

Lead Theorist: Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC)

Scientific Steering Committee: Institute for Complex and Adapative Materials (ICAM-I2CAM)

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California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, 1992

Colorado State University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1988

Navy Nuclear Power School
U.S. Navy's one-year training program in nuclear engineering, 1984

U.S. Naval Academy
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1982


Research Overview:

My research group investigates emergent phenomena associated with excited state quantum transport through nanostructured assemblies. This requires a thorough understanding of photon interactions with condensed matter. We draw on quantum many-body theory and perturbation or cumulant expansions to construct and study coherent and partially coherent transport models of weakly correlated systems. Electronic structure calculations are carried out to populate these meso-scale Hamiltonians. The goal of such research is to address fundamental issues in transport physics in collaboration with colleagues who emphasize experimental methods of inquiry. 

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