Faculty Profile

Andre Schleife

Materials Science and Engineering
Andre Schleife
Andre Schleife
Assistant Professor
  • Undergraduate Programs Office
204A Materials Science & Eng Bld
1304 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-0339


  • Undergraduate Programs Office

Primary Research Area

  • Materials for Energy and the Environment

Short Courses

  • 07/2017 Teacher and Organizer at "1st Telluride School on Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory", Telluride, CO
  • 05/2017 Two-week class on Atomic-Scale Simulations at Universidade Federal do ABC, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research Statement

In my group we study excited electronic states and their dynamics in various materials using accurate computational methods. We make use of modern super computers in order to understand, for instance, how light is absorbed in photo-voltaic materials. Ultimately, I would like to build the knowledge necessary to design new and better materials for various applications entirely based on simulations. Admittedly, this is still a great challenge that requires experimental and theoretical scientists working hand in hand.

Research Areas

  • Computational Material Science
  • Electronic Materials

Research Topics

Selected Articles in Journals


  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (03/2018)
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Faculty Fellowship (07/2017)
  • NSF CAREER Award (02/2016)
  • Heptagon "Sven-B￿" prize (06/2007)