- Scientific Director, Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility
- Senior Faculty Scientist, LBNL Materials Sciences Division
- Professor of Physics, University of California Berkeley
Steven Louie's research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics. He is best known for his work on first-principles studies of materials and nanostructures, in particular their excited-state properties. He has published over 400 papers covering the areas of electronic and structural properties of solids, surfaces and nanostructures, quasiparticle and optical excitations in bulk and reduced-dimensional systems, semiconductor physics, superconductivity, and nanoscience. He has 5 patents and has co-edited three monographs. He is identified by the ISI as one of the most highly cited researchers in the field of physics and one of the 25 most highly cited authors in nanoscience.
- Fellow of the American Physical Society (1985)
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2005)
- Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)
- Awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics (1993)
- Awarded the LBNL Outstanding Performance Award (1995)
- Awarded the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society (1996)
- Awarded the Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface Physics of the American Physical Society (1999)
- Awarded the Foresight Institute Richard P. Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (2003)
- Awarded the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association's Outstanding Overseas Chinese Award (2005)
- Closs Lecturer of the University of Chicago (2006)
- Distinguished Research Chair Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2007- )
- Mork Family Distinguished Lecturer of the University of Southern California (2008).