Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Anh Pham

Postdoctoral Appointment
Materials Science Division


 +1 925-423-6501


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry
University of California at Davis
2014
M.Sc. Condensed Matter Physics
The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics
2008
B.S. Physics
Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
2006

Research Interests

  • Many-body perturbation theory methods
  • Physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces
  • Liquid mixtures and solid/liquid interfaces
  • Materials for energy storage and conversion

Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2014-2017
  • Outstanding Chemistry Dissertation Award, University of California Davis, 2014
  • Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2011-2014
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, 2007
  • Odon Vallet scholarship, 2004 and 2005

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. T. A. Pham, D. Lee, E. Schwegler and G. Galli, Interfacial effects on the band edges of functionalized Si surfaces in liquid water, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 17071 (2014)
  2. D. Opalka, T. A. Pham, M. Sprik and G. Galli, The ionization potential of aqueous hydroxide computed using many-body perturbation theory, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 034501 (2014)
  3. P. Huang, T. A. Pham, G. Galli and E. Schwegler, Alumina(0001)/Water interface: Structural properties and infrared spectra from first-principles molecular dynamics simulations, J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 8944 (2014)
  4. T. A. Pham, C. Zhang, E. Schwegler and G. Galli, Probing the electronic structure of liquid water with many-body perturbation theory, Phys. Rev. B 89, 060202(R) (2014)
  5. T. A. Pham, T. Li, H. V. Nguyen, S. Shankar, F. Gygi and G. Galli, Band offset and dielectric properties of the amorphous Si3N4/Si(001) interface: a first-principles study, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 241603 (2013)
  6. C. Zhang, T. A. Pham, F. Gygi and G. Galli, Electronic structure of the solvated chloride anion from first principles molecular dynamics, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 181102 (2013)
  7. T. A. Pham, H. V. Nguyen, D. Rocca and G. Galli, GW calculations using the spectral decomposition of the dielectric matrix: Verification, validation, and comparison of methods, Phys. Rev. B 87, 155148 (2013)
  8. A. Kaur, E. R. Ylvisaker, D. Lu, T. A. Pham, G. Galli and W. E. Pickett, Spectral representation analysis of dielectric screening in solids and molecules, Phys. Rev. B 87, 155144 (2013)
  9. T. A. Pham, P. Huang, E. Schwegler and G. Galli, First-Principles study of the infrared spectra of the Ice Ih (0001) surface, J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 9255 (2012)
  10. H. V. Nguyen, T. A. Pham, D. Rocca and G. Galli, Improving accuracy and efficiency of calculations of photoemission spectra within many-body perturbation theory, Phys. Rev. B 85, 081101(R) (2012)
  11. T. A. Pham, T. Li, S. Shankar, F. Gygi and G. Galli, Microscopic modeling of the dielectric properties of Silicon Nitride, Phys. Rev. B 84, 045308 (2011)
  12. T. A. Pham, T. Li, S. Shankar, F. Gygi and G. Galli, First principles investigations of the dielectric properties of crystalline and amorphous Silicon Nitride thin films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 062902 (2010)

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