Maxwell Dylla

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Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Office: Cook 4088B
Phone: (847) 491-9906
Email: maxwelldylla2020@u.northwestern.edu

Education:
2015-Present Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2011-2015 B.S., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Thesis: Investigating the Effect of Orbital Chemistry on Electronic Structure/Transport

The topology/shape of an electronic structure controls the intrinsic transport properties of a material; Max is developing a framework for modeling the influence of chemical bonding on electronic structure by analyzing first principles calculations. In addition, he also analyzes experimental transport properties to test new transport models for emerging semi-conducting materials.