Carnegie Mellon University

Noa Marom

Noa Marom

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

  • Roberts Engineering Hall 143
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Noa Marom received a B.A. in Physics and a B.S. in Materials Engineering, both Cum Laude, from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology in 2003. From 2002 to 2004 she worked as an Application Engineer in the Process Development and Control Division of Applied Materials. In 2010 she received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She was awarded the Shimon Reich Memorial Prize of Excellence for her thesis. She then pursued postdoctoral research at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2013 to 2016 she was an Assistant Professor in the Physics and Engineering Physics (PEP) Department at Tulane University. In 2016 she joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor. She holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry and is a member of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI).


Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, 2010


The goal of Marom's research is to computationally discover and design materials with enhanced properties. To this end she combines quantum mechanical simulations with optimization algorithms and machine learning. Currently, her main focus area is materials for organic electronics and photovoltaics, including singlet fission.


S. Bhattacharya, B. H. Sonin, C. J. Jumonville, L. M. Ghiringhelli, and N. Marom “Computational Design of Nanoclusters by Property-Based Genetic Algorithms: Tuning the Electronic Properties of (TiO2)n Clusters”, Phys. Rev. B 91, 241115(R) (2015).

N. Marom, T. Körzdörfer, X. Ren, A. Tkatchenko, and J. R. Chelikowsky  “Size Effects in the Interface Level Alignment Of Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Clusters”,  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5 2395 (2014)

N. Marom, R. A. DiStasio Jr., V. Atalla, S. Levchenko, A. M. Reilly, J. R. Chelikowsky, L. Leiserowitz, and A. Tkatchenko “Many-Body Dispersion Interactions in Molecular Crystal Polymorphism”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52,6629 (2013)

T. Körzdörfer and N. Marom “A Strategy for Finding a Reliable Starting Point for G0W0 Demonstrated for Molecules”, Phys. Rev. B 86, 041110(R) (2012)

N. Marom, M. Kim, and J. R. Chelikowsky “Structure Selection Based on High Vertical Electron Affinity for TiO2 Clusters”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 106801 (2012)

N. Marom, J. Bernstein, J. Garel, A. Tkatchenko, E. Joselevich, L.  Kronik, and O. Hod “Stacking and Registry Effects in Layered Materials: The Case of Hexagonal Boron Nitride”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 046801 (2010).