Research Background and Interests: Theoretical Solid State Physics and Interfaces
Quantum Transport through Nanostructures; Electric, Thermal, and Thermoelectric Properties
Light-Matter Interactions; Photoconductance and Nanoplasmonics
Ab-initio Electronic Structure Theory; Density Functional Theory and beyond.
Employment and Education:
09.2012-Present: Junior-Professor, Theory of Nanostructures, Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, Germany
10.2011-08.2012: Visiting Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
07.2011-06.2012: Research Assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
07.2007-06.2011: Head of the Young Investigator Group "Theoretical Aspects of Molecular Electronics", KIT
04.2002-02.2007: Ph.D. in Physics, Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
10.1996-12.2001: Diploma in Physics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.