• Director of Studies – Physics Directorate of Studies (field of responsibility: MSc Computational Science)
  • Deputy Group Speaker – Computational Materials Physics
  • Safety representatives - Computational Materials Physics

Research Interests

  • Ab-initio modeling of extended systems using modern DFT employing different functionals ranging from LDA, GGAs, meta-GGAs to hybrid density functionals as implemented in VASP
  • Ab-initio modeling of the optical properties using the GW approximation in combination with solving the Bethe-Salpeter-Equation for a proper description of excitons (electron-hole pairs) as implemented in VASP
  • Exciton generation and exciton dynamics in low-dimensional materials
  • Band gap engineering of semiconductors by alloying in group-IV semiconductors (Sn/Ge, C/Ge)
  • Tailoring the electronic and optical properties of semiconductors by low-dimensional structuring, e.g., transition metal dichalcogenides and Van der Waals heterostructures
  • Investigating semiconductor materials used as photocatalysts for solar energy conversion, e.g., Ga/In chalcogenides
  • Training neural networks using ab-initio forces calculated with DFT for PbTe/CdTe heterostructures



  • STEOP 2: Introduction to Calculus
  • Scientific Computing
  • Physics Laboratory I
  • Physics Laboratory II
  • Specialization Module Computational Physics (Master of Science program of Physics)
  • Practical Course – Light matter interaction (Master of Education program for Physics teacher candidates)
  • Introduction to Laboratory Practice
  • Preparation Course for study in Physics
  • Tutorial for women in Physics
  • Children’s university: Raspberry Pi workshop (programming and electronics)