|Viktor Rozsa is a first year PhD student in Giulia Galli's group at the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering. |
Originally from Chelsea, Michigan, he attended Hillsdale College, graduating summa cum laude with BS degrees in both physics and mathematics. While an undergraduate, he conducted research at University of Michigan's mineral physics laboratory, the Carnegie Institute of Washington Geophysical Laboratory, and Brown University's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation. His undergraduate research was largely unified in the theme of high-pressure phenomena with both geophysical and novel materials application.
He is currently transitioning to computational research, using first principles methods to study and design new materials at extreme conditions. His current research is in collaboration with the Energy Frontier Research Center at the Carnegie Institute, studying a new Silicon allotrope for photovoltaic application.
He is also involved with the S.T.A.G.E. project at U. Chicago, which aims to educate about the arts and sciences through outreach theatre works for the public in south Chicago.
Outside of science, Viktor is an avid cellist, enjoying both classical and folk genres.