Chris A. Marianetti is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2004, and a B.S./M.S. from The Ohio State University. His main research area is computing the properties of materials from the first-principles of quantum mechanics. His current interests include: strongly correlated electron materials, harnessing high throughput and massively parallel computing in materials physics, data based approaches in the materials genome initiative, and new approaches to the many-Fermion problem.

Dr. Marianetti was the recipient of the NSF CAREER and DARPA Young Faculty Awards. He has served multiple terms on the scientific review board of the Army Research Laboratory, in addition to being an outside reviewer for Los Alamos’ internal lab directed research. He has been an active member of Columbia’s committee on high performance computing, which serves to build, maintain, and operate Columbia University’s computer cluster. He has served as a referee for over ten different journals, as well as an editor for a Materials Research Bulletin covering actinide science. His research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, and applied mathematics; and research topics literally span the entire periodic table, from hydrogen to plutonium. He is actively involved with various professional societies, including the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society.