About me

David is an Assistant Professor, the Chevron Chair in Chemistry and the Heising-Simons Fellow of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at UC Berkeley. He is a theoretist and practicioner of statistical mechanics and quantum dynamics, broadly interested in nonequilibrium phenomena in complex, condensed phase systems.

David's CV can be found here.

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Representative Publications

•  C. G. Bischak, C. L. Hetherington, H. Wu, S. Aloni, D. F. Ogletree, D. T. Limmer, and N. S. Ginsberg, "Origin of reversible photo-induced phase separation in hybrid perovskites," submitted, 2016. Link | PDF

•  D.T Limmer, "Interfacial ordering and accompanying divergent capacitance at ionic liquid-metal interfaces," Phys. Rev. Lett., 2015. Link | PDF

•  J Park, Hans O Elmlund, P Ercius, J Yuk, D.T Limmer, Q Chen, K Kim, A Pacific, D.A Weitz, A.A. Zettl, and A.P Alivisatos. "3D structure of individual nanocrystals in solution by electron microscopy," Science, 2015. Link | PDF | Commentary

•  D.T. Limmer. "The length and time scales of water's glass transitions," J. Chem. Phys., 2014. Link | PDF | Highlight

Recent Invited Lectures

•  "Rare fluctuations in trajectory space and nonequilibrium free energies" Telluride meeting on condensed phase dynamics 2016

•  "Multiple dynamical regimes in irreversible surface assembly" CECAM Meeting on Simulation of systems under thermodynamic-like gradients 2015

•  "Scratching the surface on the roughening transition of ice" PCTS Workshop on Ice Nucleation 2015


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305 Gilman
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720