Emil Prodan received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2003 for work on applications and foundation of density-functional theory. He spent two years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a postdoctoral scholar and two years at Princeton University as a fellow of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials. In 2007, he joined the physics department of Yeshiva University as an assistant professor. His current research combines pure mathematics, numerical analysis, and various models of condensed matter in a broad range of applications.
A new analysis clears some of the remaining hurdles to a completely rigorous density-functional theory for calculating the properties of materials at finite temperature.