2014 Fellow

Dylan Bayerl

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Dylan Bayerl was chosen as the 2014-2015 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. Dylan was a member of the Kioupakis Computational Materials Physics for Energy Research Group. In the Kioupakis Group, Dylan focused on the power of combining quantum theory and computational methods for investigating and predicting materials properties. With these theoretical tools, Dylan investigated a range of materials and nanostructures for improved thermoelectric, photovoltaic, and energy-­‐efficiency technologies.

Dylan currently holds a Research Associate staff position at the University of Michigan where he supports the theoretical division of a multi-institution collaborative research thrust in extreme bandgap semiconductors through the NSF-DMREF program. Dylan's ongoing research activities draw heavily on the scientific computing and materials science expertise gained during his tenure as the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellow. His recent scientific contributions include first-authorship of an article elucidating the properties of a new class of III-nitride deep-ultraviolet light source[1] and co-authorship of a fundamental theoretical study of the properties of gallium oxide[2].

[1]  D. Bayerl, S.M. Islam, C.M. Jones, V. Protasenko, D. Jena, E. Kioupakis, Deep ultraviolet emission from ultra-thin GaN/AlN heterostructures, Applied Physics Letters 109, 241102 (2016), doi: 10.1063/1.4971968

[2]  K.A. Mengle, G. Shi, D. Bayerl, E. Kioupakis, First-Principles calculations of the near-edge optical properties of β-Ga2O3, Applied Physics Letters 109, 212104 (2016), doi: 10.1063/1.4968822