Artem Pulkin


πŸ“§ [email protected]


🏠 Amsterdam NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±


Computational condensed matter, quantum chemistry, numerical materials science, machine learning, many-body physics, research code development.

Education πŸŽ“

2012-2017 Docteur Γ¨s Sciences EPFL in physics Lausanne CH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Specialized on: numerical electronic structure, quantum simulations. Thesis: Electronic Transport in 2D Materials with Strong Spin-orbit Coupling (03/2017); supervisor: Oleg Yazyev

2010-2012 Master of Science Chalmers in applied physics GΓΆteborg SE πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Thesis: Spintromechanical Aspects of Charge Transport in Nanostructures (06/2012); supervisor: Robert Shekhter

2006-2010 B.Sc. in Physics cum laude V.N. Karazin’s State University Kharkiv UA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦


Coursera: Machine Learning from Stanford University

Research πŸ”¬

Apr'19-Apr'22 Postdoc @ QuTech Delft university of technology NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

I developed novel approaches based on machine learning to predict molecular dynamics and electronic structure properties of amorphous topological insulator materials. I supervised a multi-disciplinary team of condensed matter and quantum nanoscience researchers working on real-world applications of these materials.

Jul'17-Mar'19 Postdoc @ Caltech US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I successfully carried out an ambitious postdoctoral project funded by a personal Swiss NSF grant P2ELP2_175281 in collaboration with prof. Garnet Chan group from Caltech. I developed and implemented first of its kind computational many-body quantum chemistry framework to model two-dimensional crystalline materials. I demonstrated the power of the approach by computing low-energy spectral properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulphide.

Oct'12-Apr'17 Doctoral assistant @ EPFL CH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

I discovered a new class of electronic band structure effects in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides originating from the interplay of spin-orbit interactions and crystalline lattice symmetries. In collaboration with world-leading experimental groups, I was able to demonstrate these effects in real materials resulting in several high-impact publications.

Jun'12-Aug'12 Research assistant @ Seoul National University, KR πŸ‡°πŸ‡·

I studied electronic structure of edge states in models of overlapping topological graphene nanoribbons.

Aug'10-Jun'12 Research assistant @ Chalmers, SE πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

I designed a concept of a nanoscale spin-mechanical single-electron transistor (SET).

Teaching 🏫

2020-now Presenter at a mini-course on Electronic structure methods in TUD

2013-2016 Teaching assistant at Computational physics III EPFL: conducting practice sessions, guiding B.Sc. and M.Sc. students, preparing examination, grading

Fall 2015 Teaching assistant at General physics EPFL: conducting practice sessions, answering students’ questions

Fall 2014 Teaching assistant at Analysis III EPFL: conducting practice sessions, answering students’ questions, preparing examination problems

Fall 2013 Teaching assistant at Physics Workshop EPFL: conducting lab work in small groups of students, grading

2007-2010 Teacher of physics at Kharkiv high school 45: guiding high school students through advanced physics problem solving, preparing to physics competitions

Funding πŸ’°

2020-now Computing time at national supercomputing facilities (SURF NL) Approximate equivalent of 26k EUR, 24 months project 45873

2017-2019 Personal Swiss NSF grant to study abroad 80k CHF, 18 months, postdoctoral level (Early Postdoc.Mobility) grant P2ELP2_175281


2021 Katya Fouka, Masters @ Leiden University


2019-now Organizing a course on numerical modelling techniques with a focus on first-principles problems

2018 Co-organized a tensor network journal club with a focus on mathematical aspects of tensor network computations

2013 Participated as a jury member in International Physics Tournament held in Lausanne CH

Skills πŸ”¨

Theory and numerics: quantum condensed matter, first-principles approaches (HF, DFT, coupled cluster, tensor networks, embedding), machine learning, quantum computing.

Codes, languages, packages: python (numpy, pytorch, matplotlib, cython, core development: cPython, uPython), C, Java, Matlab, bash; Quantum Espresso, OpenMX, pyscf.

Soft: Critical analysis, problem solving, communicating (organizing discussions, presenting, paper/grant/documentation writing), full-cycle project management (idea - funding - implementation - reporting), supervision.


English (prof), Ukrainian (mother), Russian, French (basic), Dutch (basic).


2022 πŸ“„ Antonio L. R. Manesco, AP

Spatial separation of spin currents in transition metal dichalcogenides

πŸ”— arXiv

2021 πŸ“„ AP, Niket Agrawal, AndrΓ© Melo

miniff – A minimal implementation of classical and neural-network force fields in python

Zenodo doi:10.5281/zenodo.4626641 (2021) πŸ”— link code

2020 πŸ“„ AP, Oleg Yazyev

Controlling the Quantum Spin Hall Edge States in Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

J. Phys. Chem. 11, issue 17 p. 6964 (2020) πŸ”— arXiv ACS

πŸ“„ PySCF team

Recent developments in the PySCF program package

J. Chem. Phys. 153, 024109 (2020) πŸ”— arXiv

πŸ“„ AP, Garnet Kin-Lic Chan

First principles coupled cluster theory of the electronic spectrum of the transition metal dichalcogenides

Phys. Rev. B 101 241113(R) (2020) πŸ”— arXiv

2019 πŸ“„ Zahra Pedramrazi, Charlotte Herbig, AP, Shujie Tang, Madeleine Phillips, Dillon Wong, Hyejin Ryu, Michele Pizzochero, Yi Chen, Feng Wang, Eugene J Mele, Zhi-Xun Shen, Sung-Kwan Mo, Oleg V Yazyev, Michael F Crommie

Manipulating Topological Domain Boundaries in the Single-Layer Quantum Spin Hall Insulator 1T′–WSe2

Nano lett. 19 (8) 5634-5639 (2019) πŸ”— ACS

πŸ“„ Sara Barja, Sivan Refaely-Abramson, Bruno Schuler, Diana Y. Qiu, AP, Sebastian Wickenburg, Hyejin Ryu, Miguel M. Ugeda, Christoph Kastl, Christopher Chen, Choongyu Hwang, Adam Schwartzberg, Shaul Aloni, Sung-Kwan Mo, D. Frank Ogletree, Michael F. Crommie, Steven G. Louie, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Oleg V Yazyev, and Alexander Weber-Bargioni

Identifying substitutional oxygen as a prolific point defect in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides

Nat. comm. 10 (1), 3382 (2019) πŸ”— arXiv

2018 πŸ“„ Miguel M. Ugeda, AP, Shujie Tang, Hyejin Ryu, Quansheng Wu, Yi Zhang, Dillon Wong, Zahra Pedramrazi, Ana MartΓ­n-Recio, Yi Chen, Feng Wang, Zhi-Xun Shen, Sung-Kwan Mo, Oleg V. Yazyev and Michael F. Crommie

Observation of Topologically Protected States at Crystalline Phase Boundaries in Single-layer WSe2

Nat. Commun. 9 3401 (2018) πŸ”— arXiv

earlier πŸ“„ AP, and Oleg V. Yazyev

Robustness of the quantum spin Hall insulator phase in monolayer 1T’ transition metal dichalcogenides

J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 219 72-76 (2017) πŸ”— ScienceDirect

πŸ“„ AP, and Oleg V. Yazyev

Spin- and valley-polarized transport across line defects in monolayer MoS2

Phys. Rev. B 93 041419 (2016) πŸ”— arXiv

πŸ“„ Ossi Lehtinen, Hannu-Pekka Komsa, AP, Michael Brian Whitwick, Ming-Wei Chen, Tibor Lehnert, Michael J. Mohn, Oleg V. Yazyev, Andras Kis, Ute Kaiser, and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov

Atomic scale microstructure and properties of Se-deficient two-dimensional MoSe2

ACS Nano 9 (3) 3274–3283 (2015) πŸ”— ACS

πŸ“„ T. Eelbo, M. WaΕ›niowska, M. Sikora, M. DobrzaΕ„ski, A. KozΕ‚owski, AP, G. AutΓ¨s, I. Miotkowski, O. V. Yazyev, and R. Wiesendanger

Strong out-of-plane magnetic anisotropy of Fe adatoms on Bi2Te3

Phys. Rev. B 89 104424 (2014) πŸ”— arXiv

πŸ“„ Robert I. Shekhter, AP, Mats Jonson

Spintronic mechanics of a magnetic nanoshuttle

Phys. Rev. B 86, 100404(R) (2012) πŸ”— APS

πŸ“„ Anatoli M. Kadigrobov, Robert I. Shekhter, Igor Aronov, Sergeij I. Kulinich, AP, Mats Jonson

Microwave-induced spin-flip scattering of electrons in point contacts

Low Temperature Physics/Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur, 37 (11) 925 πŸ”— AIP

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2021 πŸ“’ Electronic properties of amorphous topological insulator from first principles Real-space Simulations of Topological Matter and Disordered Materials (IOP) UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

πŸ“’ Neural network approach to the amorphous topological insulator Bi2Se3 Physics@Veldhoven 2021 NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

2020 πŸ“’ Coupled-cluster study of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, Physics@Veldhoven 2020 NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ“’ Electronic and spin transport properties of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, WE-Heraeus-Seminar / Spin Transport in Complex Magnetic Structures, Bad Honnef DE πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

2019 πŸ“’ First-principles coupled-cluster study of two-dimensional materials, Thomas Young Center Lunchtime Seminar Series, Imperial College, London UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

πŸ“’ Micropython on GSM microcontroller, Python meetup Rotterdam 2019, Rotterdam NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ“’ First-principles diagrammatic methods, Entanglement in Strongly Correlated Systems school, Benasque ES πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

πŸ“’ First-principles diagrammatic simulations of two-dimensional crystals, Uni Leiden NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ“’ First-principles diagrammatic simulations of solids, Uni Amsterdam NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ“’ Electronic Properties of Materials Using Coupled-cluster Approach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ“’ Electronic Transport and Topological Properties of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Uni Delft NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

2018 πŸ“’ The density matrix embedding theory, Technical University of Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°

earlier πŸ“’ 2D Materials with Strong Spin-orbit Coupling: Topological and Electronic Transport Properties, Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter conference, Kyoto JP πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

πŸ“’ Electronic structure of line defects in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides: a transport perspective, SPS Annual Meeting, Lugano CH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

πŸ“’ Spin- and Valley-Polarized Transport across Line Defects in Monolayer MoS2, APS March Meeting, Baltimore US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


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