Stephan Lany is a theoretical/computational materials scientist with a strong background in electronic structure calculations, semiconductor physics, and defects/impurities. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2002 from the Universität des Saarlandes, in Saarbrücken, Germany, where he was engaged in both theoretical (first principles methods) and experimental (spectroscopy) research. He joined NREL in 2003 as a postdoctoral researcher in Alex Zunger's "Solid State Theory" group and became a NREL staff scientist in 2006. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including 15 articles in the high-profile journals Nature, Physics, Physical Review Letters, and Physical Review B: Rapid Communications. His work is cited more than 1,000 times, and he has an h-factor of 21.
- Electronic Structure Theory
- Prediction of Electronic, Magnetic and Thermodynamic Materials Properties
- Photovoltaic Materials
- Semiconductor alloys
- Defects in Semiconductors
- Materials by Design
- Lany, S. (2011). "Predicting polaronic defect states by means of generalized Koopmans density functional calculations." Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) (248); p. 1052.
- Biswas, K. ; Lany, S. (2010). "The electronic consequences of multivalent elements in inorganic solar absorbers: Multivalency of Sn in Cu2ZnSnS4." Appl. Phys. Lett. (96); p. 201902.
- Landy, S. (2008). "Semiconductor thermochemistry in density functional calculations." Phys. Rev. B. (78); p. 245207.
- Raebiger, H.; Lany, S.; Zunger, A. (2008). "Charge self-regulation upon changing the oxidation state of transition metals in insulators." Nature (453); p. 763.
- Lany, S.; Zunger, A. (2007). "Dopability, Intrinsic Conductivity, and Nonstoichiometry of Transparent Conducting Oxides." Phys. Rev. Lett. (98); p. 45501.