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Prof. Bilal Tanatar
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After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1987, Prof. Tanatar worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he is currently a faculty member at Bilkent University in Turkey. He is the author of more than 150 papers in theoretical condensed matter physics,  as well as of the so-called Tanatar-Ceperley exchange-correlation functional, often used in density functional theory calculations.