Prize Recipient

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Mark E. Turiansky
University of California, Santa Barbara


"For the development of novel computational techniques that enable the study of point defects in semiconductors entirely from first principles, and their application to spin centers and single photon emitters for quantum information science."


Mark E. Turiansky is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Santa Barbara in the group of Professor Chris G. Van de Walle. He obtained a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Florida in 2017, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the UC Santa Barbara in 2022. Dr. Turiansky was the recipient of UC Santa Barbara’s 2021-2022 Lancaster Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering. His research interests include utilizing first-principles calculations to study quantum defects and the development of novel methodologies to study recombination mechanisms.