Main Focus

  • Elektronic structure theory, Density functional theory, Thermodynamic integration, Molecular dynamics, Lattice gas hamiltonian, (Wang-Landau) Monte-Carlo
  • Ab initio thermodynamics, Phase diagrams, Ab initio based multi-scale modelling
  • Adsorption, structure and stability of surfaces
  • Oxidation and corrosion, Oxide formation
  • Electrochemistry, Corrosion
  • Charged pointdefects and ions in water
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Elastic Properties, Phonons
  • Metals, Alloys, Semiconductors, Eis, Water

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2006 -  present : Project Leader, Max-Planck-Insitut für Eisenforschung
  • 2004 - 2006: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (Group of  Prof. Dr. C. Stampfl)
  • 2000 - 2004: Research Assistant, Fritz-Haber-Institute, Berlin (Department of Prof. Dr. M. Scheffler, Group of Dr. K. Reuter)
  • March 2004: Dr. rer. nat., Technical University Berlin, Thesis: "Oxidation of Palladium surfaces"
  • 1994 - 2000: Studying Physics at the Technical University Darmstadt
  • Feb. 2000:    Dipl. - Phys., Technical University Darmstadt, Thesis: "Berechnung der Stromdichte und orbitalen Magnetisierung in der Dichtefunctionaltheorie"   (advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Kübler)

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