Per Söderlind received his Ph.D. in Physics, under the supervision of Prof. B. Johansson at Uppsala University, 1994. From 1989 to 1994, Per spent many summer months working with Prof. A. M. Boring, J. M. Wills, and O. Eriksson at Los Alamos National Lab. During this time Per mostly studied d-transition and actinide metals. He joined the Condensed Matter and Materials division in late 1994, first in the Electronic Structure group, then in the Metals and Alloys group, and now in the EOS and Materials Theory group.
Per became an APS Fellow in 2008 for important contributions in electronic-structure theory for transition and actinide metals, particularly plutonium.