Dr. Julia E. Medvedeva





Computational condensed matter physics and materials science

Research Interests:

Density-functional methods. Ab-initio molecular dynamics. Structural, electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties of solids from first principles. Transparent conducting oxides; amorphous oxide semiconductors; advanced steels; dilute magnetic semiconductors; strongly-correlated materials.



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  • 2002: PhD in Physics: Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • 1999: MS in Physics: Ural State University, Russia


  • 2016: AIME Champion H. Mathewson Medal Award, TMS
  • 2015: Gilbert R. Speich Award, Association for Iron and Steel (AIST)

Selected Publications

  • R. Khanal, D. B. Buchholz, R. P. H. Chang, and J. E. Medvedeva, "Composition-dependent structural and transport properties of amorphous transparent conducting oxides," Phys. Rev. B 91, 205203 (2015).
  • D. Buchholz, Q. Ma, D. Alducin, A. Ponce, M. Jose-Yacaman, R. Khanal, J. E. Medvedeva, R. P. H. Chang, "The Structure and Properties of Amorphous Indium Oxide," Chem. Mater. 26, 5401  (2014).
  • A. Murat, A. Adler, T. O. Mason, and J. E. Medvedeva, "Carrier Generation in Multicomponent Wide-Bandgap Oxides: InGaZnO4," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 5685 (2013).
  • J. E. Medvedeva and C. L. Hettiarachchi, "Complex transparent conducting oxides with tunable properties: role of crystal symmetry, chemical composition and carrier generation," Phys. Rev. B 81, 125116 (2010).
  • J. E. Medvedeva, "Magnetically Mediated Transparent Conductors: In2Odoped with Mo," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 086401 (2006).


  • Introduction to Modern Physics (Phys 2305)
  • Special Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (graduate elective)
  • Condensed Matter Physics (graduate elective)
  • Elementary Solid State Physics (upper-undergraduate elective)
  • Engineering Physics I Recitations: Mechanics (undergraduate)
  • Engineering Physics II Recitations: Electricity and Magnetism (undergraduate)