The research in this group is devoted to the physics of (meta)stable thermodynamic phases as well as transitions between them. The major vision is an ab initio based prediction of thermodynamic bulk phase diagrams, being directly related to many technologically relevant properties and processes in metals.
The aim of the group "Electrochemistry and Corrosion" is to develop and apply ab-initio based mutli-scale simulation techniques to tackle problems in electrochemistry, with a strong focus on corrosion and related topics.
The research objective of the Mesoscale Simulation Group is to develop and predict the pattern formation aspects related to materials science. This includes activities on solidification in multicomponent alloys, kinetics of phase transformations, dislocations and cracks, friction, and the modeling of polycrystalline materials.
The aim of the project group Growth Modelling is to investigate the physics underlying the growth of semiconductor materials. The group has a strong focus on III-Nitride materials and on surface and extended defect related topics.
The project group aims at the computational design and accelerated exploration of complex concentrated alloys (CCAs) and related concepts such as multi-principal element alloys and high entropy alloys (HEAs). Mechanical, thermodynamic and materials properties are investigated by means of computer simulations in close collaboration with experimental and theoretical partners at MPIE and worldwide.