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                  Ivo Souza San Sebastian
Ivo Souza

Position:				Research Professor
Centro de Física de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco
Ikerbasque Foundation

E-mail: ivo_souza at ehu dot es
Phone: (+34) 943 01 8775
Office: PBA-12, CFM Building

Mailing address:
Centro de Física de Materiales
Universidad del País Vasco
Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 5
20018 San Sebastián, Spain

Research activities

I am a condensed-matter physicist using theoretical and computational tools to study the properties of materials from first-principles ("ab initio"). My work often involves the development of novel theoretical formulations and algorithms, and their application to interesting materials. I have introduced methods to study insulators in finite electric fields, and to construct localized Wannier orbitals for metals. Currently I am studying  the ground-state and transport phenomena that arise from broken symmetries such as time reversal (magnetic order) and spatial inversion. Examples include
the anomalous Hall effect and orbital magnetization in ferromagnetic metals, the valley Hall effect in transition-metal dichalcogenides, and magnetoelectric effects in topological insulators, magnetic oxides, and gyrotropic metals. A recurring theme in my research is the use of geometric phases and related concepts (Berry curvature, Chern number, intrinsic orbital moment) to describe the electronic properties of solids.

Curriculum Vitae

Publication List

Group members

Wannier90  A software package for postprocessing a set of Bloch functions to obtain a maximally-localized set of Wannier orbitals.