Dr. Penev is an Assistant Research Professor at Rice University. He studied physics at the St. Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and received his MS degree in solid-state physics. He received his PhD degree from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany and was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for Outstanding Scientific Achievement.
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Dr. Penev's research lies in the area of computational materials science of carbon-based systems and novel low-dimensional materials. His interest and experience also include semiconductor nanostructures, conventional and high-temperature superconductivity, biological systems as well as methods and tools development.
2002 PhD in Computational Materials Science, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
1994 M.S. in Solid State Physics, St. Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia