Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois, 1973 (Thesis advisor: Professor C.T. Sah.
    Thesis title: Theory of Point-Imperfection States in Semiconductors)
  • M.S., Physics, University of Illinois, 1970
  • B.S., Physics, Northern Illinois University, with Highest Scholastic Honors, 1969
  • Primary and Secondary School in Cyprus (1955-1966) – Valedictorian


  • Theoretical Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • First Principles Atomic-Scale
  • Applied Density Functional Theory


  • University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, Vanderbilt University (2010-Present)
  • William A. and Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt University (1994-Present)
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University (2008-present)
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1995-Present)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2016-present)


  • 1995-1997 : Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University
  • 1992-1993 : Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, New York City
  • 1991 : Program Director, Technology and Science Modeling
    • An interdivisional program in the use of computer modeling for semiconductor, packaging and storage technology development
  • 1989-1990 : Executive Secretary of the Science Advisory Committee and Technical Assistant to the Vice President for Science and Technology
    • Primary responsibilities in reviews of corporate-wide science and technology programs, including systems and software
  • 1987-1989 : Senior Manager, Semiconductors and Insulators
    • Responsible for experimental and theoretical programs in materials growth and characterization, spectroscopy, microscopy, electronic properties, chemical dynamics, radiation science, technology transfer
  • 1985-1987 : Manager, Dynamical Processes in Solids
  • 1984-1985 : Technical Staff to the Director of Research
  • 1978 : Acting Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 1975 : NORDITA Visiting Professor, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 1975-1994 : Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Physical Sciences Department
  • 1973-1975 : Research Fellow, Stanford University (with W.A. Harrison)


  • American Physical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Materials Research Society
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Electrochemical Society


  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1980.
  • IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, 1981
  • Invited by the Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physics, annually since 1982.
  • Chancellor’s Research Award, Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003
  • APS Outstanding Referee Award, 2008
  • Elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society, 2012
  • Elected Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014
  • Appointed Fellow of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in Beijing, China, 2017



One Response to Curriculum Vitae

  1. Minoru Tomozawa says:

    Dear Professor Pantelides

    I am interested in SiO2-H2O system and I have read some of your papers on the subject. Have you worked on the subject recently? If so, please let me know your publication.

    My recent paper on the subject is J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 100 (2017) 4548-4561.
    Best Regards from RPI in Troy, NY

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