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Associate Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, McMaster University


MEng, Zaporozhye State Technical University, Ukraine (1997)
PhD in Material Science, Zaporozhye State Technical University, Ukraine (2001)
Professional Engineer, Ontario (2015)

Research interests

Our group contributes to development, implementation, and application of atomistic parameter-free models that establish a relation between atomic structure and material properties in question using minimal or no experimental input at all. The objective is to further advance microscopic approaches to simulation and invention of advanced functional materials including optoelectronic and quantum materials. Our current developments can be found on GitHub. They assist in characterization of materials effective band structure perturbed by a disorder, effective masses, electronic polarization, and topological properties.
Materials Properties Applications Techniques
  • semiconductors (incl. lead-halide perovskites)
  • 2D materials (transition metal dichalcogenides, group III-V)
  • chemical energy storage matrials (rechargable batteries)
  • topological materials (characterization of Weyl semimetals, Z2 topological insulators, Chern number, Berry curvature)
  • formability and stability
  • band structure
  • conductivity
  • impurity and defect levels
  • photoluminescence
  • surface structure
  • adsorption of molecules at solid surfaces
  • piezoelectricity
  • LED
  • lasers
  • solar cells
  • rechargable batteries
  • density functional theory
  • post DFT approximations (many-body GW)
  • linear combination of atomic orbitals
  • kinetic Monte Carlo

Former affiliations

2008 - 2014 Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and Department of Physics, Lakehead University, Canada
2003 - 2008 Central Technology Laboratory, Material Science Center and Department of Physics, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
2000 - 2003 Dept of Aircraft and Manufacturing Engineering, Zaporizhzhya National Technical University, Ukraine


Address: Dr. Oleg Rubel
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster University
JHE 359, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
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E-mail: rubelo[-at-]mcmaster.ca
Tel: +1-905-525-9140, ext. 24094
URL: http://olegrubel.mcmaster.ca
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