Pennsylvania State University
Vincent Crespi received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the University of California - Berkely in 1994. He has been a Professor of Physics at the Pennsylvania State University since 2001. His research is best described as materials theory, broadly defined. He uses a variety of techniques chosen to suit the problem at hand, ranging from first-principles density functional theory to dynamical mean field theory, empirical interatomic potentials, photonic bandstructures or effective continuum theories such as Landau-Ginzburg.