Marco Fornari is a professor in the Department of Physics at Central Michigan University. He studied in Pavia and Trieste (Italy) earning a “laurea in physics” in 1992, a specialized degree in Science and Technology of Materials in 1995 and a PhD in 1998. He worked as a research associate at the Naval Research Laboratory until 2001 and served as Program Officer at the NSF in the Division of Materials Research in 2009.
- Ph.D., Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1998
- M.S., Materials Science & Technology, Pavia, Italy, 1994
- Laurea in Physics, Pavia, Italy, 1992
Theoretical condensed matter physics, especially the electronic structure problem and related properties
First principles calculations using density functional theory
Design of novel ferroelectric, thermoelectric, and photovoltaics materials
- Courses with theoretical and mathematical emphasis at undergraduate and graduate level, e.g. Introduction to Mathematical Physics, Solid State Physics, Advanced Mechanics, Methods of Theoretical Physics.
- “Soft skills” courses such as Careers in the Physical Sciences and Computations in Physics.