• Kristjan Haule
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Member of the Graduate Faculty
  • Group: Condensed matter theory,Quantum Science Masters Program
  • Phone: 848-445-9032
  • Office: E267
  • Homepage: Visit Website

Research Summary:

Research in the Haule's group straddles between condensed matter physics, materials science, and computational physics, focusing on novel methods for electronic structure theory, particularly strong correlation, and applications to complex materials of importance for energy and the environment.


Kristjan Haule is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Professor Haule was born in Slovenia and obtained his undergraduate education in Slovenia (University of Ljubljana, BSC 1997) and he has done his PhD (2002) work in Slovenia and in Karlsruhe University (Germany). He was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at Rutgers in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and University Professor in 2012, and distinguished professor in 2020.

He was Simons fellow in theoretical physics 2020, APS fellow in computational physics 2019, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008-2010, received NSF Early Career Award in 2008, and The Rutgers Board of Trustees award for Scholarly Excellence in 2009. He received Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in 2013 for theoretical and computational studies of strongly correlated electron systems. He is PI on numerous NSF and DOE projects.

Haule's research specialties are in condensed matter theory, with major interests in electronic structure theory for correlated electron solids and algorithm development which combine the Dynamical Mean Field Theory and Density Functional Theory. He is especially known for the development of predictive theories for correlated electron solids and implementation of eDMFT code. Haule's publications include over 200 scientific papers, h-index of 65, and over 18,000 citations, with 1,900 citations in year 2020.