Kristjan Haule is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, working in theoretical condensed matter physics. He obtained his undergraduate education in Slovenia (University of Ljubljana, BSC 1997) and he has done his PhD work in Slovenia and in Karlsruhe University (2002). He was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at Rutgers in 2005, and was promoted to Associate Professor (2009), University Professor (2012) and Distinguished Professor (2018). He was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008-2010, received NSF Early Career Award in 2008, and The Rutgers Board of Trustees award for Scholarly Excellence in 2009. He received prestigious Blavatnik Award in 2013 for theoretical and computational studies of strongly correlated electron systems, and became fellow of the American Physical Society in 2019.