Professor Steven Louie received his physics Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1976. After having worked at IBM Watson Research Center, Bell Labs, and U of Penn, he joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1980, where he is professor of physics and a senior faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and Academia Sinica, as well as fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Materials Research Society (MRS). He is a recipient of the APS Rahman Prize, APS Davisson-Germer Prize, MRS Materials Theory Award, and Foresight Institute’s Feynman Prize, among others. His research is in condensed matter physics. He is known for his groundbreaking work on the ab initio GW method and for his studies of novel materials and reduced-dimensional systems.
ACM Gordon Bell Finalist