Alain Rochefort


Alain Rochefort has created an in-house code that allows researchers in his group to conduct Scanning tunneling microscope (STM) imaging, which could lead to better performing electronics that take less energy.

My research consists of conducting fundamental studies into large-scale systems that use interface processes and of developing algorithms of adapted numerical methods. More generally, our work focuses on organic assemblies and their electronic and structural properties. We use the Compute Canada infrastructure to study the electronic and structural properties of organic/metal systems with promising electrical functions for organic and molecular electronics[…] The results of this research have the potential to impact Canadians by helping develop organic electronics (OLED, OPV) that perform better and consume less energy. This work would not have been possible without Compute Canada’s infrastructure because this type of quantum computing requires considerable resources. The systems needed to provide a realistic model are so big they require parallel computing, which is why Compute Canada plays a vital role.