accuracy assessment of DFT functionals, thermodynamics of metals, free energy contributions, code development, PAW calculations for metals, ab-initio-based thermodynamics, phase transitions in metals, instable phases, nanoparticles, strength and ductility of metals
- May 2012 - Present | Head of 'Adaptive Structural Materials' group (MPIE)
- Apr. 2011 - Apr. 2012 | Postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA
2010 - Mar. 2011 | Postdoc at the MPIE in the framework of the
'Nachwuchsakademie der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft' (excellence
academy for young scientists sponsored by the German research
- Apr. 2005 - Dec. 2009 | PhD Student at the MPIE
Düsseldorf; PhD-Thesis: 'Towards ab initio assisted materials design:
DFT based thermodynamics up to the melting point'
- May 2004 - Mar. 2005 | Diploma thesis: 'Ab initio investigations of magnetic phase transitions in iron'
2001 - Mar. 2005 | Study of physics (HII) at the university of
Paderborn including various student assistant positions in the physics
and informatics department