Bradford A. Barker

PhD in physics, UC Berkeley, 2018.  Advisor: Steven G. Louie. Title: "Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling"

Postdoc, UC Merced, 2018-




  • B. A. Barker, A. Bradley, M. M. Ugeda, S. Coh, A. Zettl, M. F. Crommie, M. L. Cohen, and S. G. Louie, “Electronic structure of iridium adsorbed graphene,” Physical Review B, 99 (7), 075431. (2019)


  • D. Wing, J. B. Haber, R. Noff, B. Barker, D. A. Egger, A. Ramasubramaniam, S. G. Louie, J. B. Neaton, and L. Kronik, “Comparing time-dependent density functional theory with many-body perturbation theory for semiconductors : Screened range-separated hybrids and the GW plus Bethe-Salpeter approach,” Physical Review Materials, 3 (6), 064603. (2019)


  • K. Frohna, T. Deshpande, J. Harter, W. Peng, B. A. Barker, J. B. Neaton, S. G. Louie, O. Bakr, D. Hsieh, M. Bernardi, “Inversion Symmetry and Bulk Rashba Effect in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Single Crystals,” Nature Communications, 9 (1), 1829 (2019) 




  • Remote lecturer for Bobcat Summer STEM Academy (2020)
  • Substitute Lecturer, Physics 141/241, Condensed Matter Physics, UC Merced (2018-)
  • Co-Instructor, Compass Summer Program (presently Physics 39), UC Berkeley, College of Letters & Sciences, Physical Sciences Division (2015)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Physics 240A and 240B, The Quantum Theory of Solids, UC Berkeley (2014-15)
  • Instructor for BerkeleyGW Workshops (2013-2018)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Physics 8B, Introductory Physics II, UC Berkeley (2010)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Physics 7C and H7C, Physics for Scientists and Engineers III, UC Berkeley (2009-10)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Physics 8B, Intro. Physics II, UC Berkeley (2008-09)