Scientific Interests

I am Professor of Solid State Theory at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. I am expert in the first-principles simulation of electronic excitations in complex and nanostructured materials. I like to work in close collaboration with experimental colleagues. My recent research activities focus on the electronic properties of materials for photovoltaics and on the prediction of new structures from ab initio calculations.

I am editor for the European Physics Journal B.
I am ETSF User Infrastructure contact for ETSF competences


  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  • Many Body Quantum Field Theory
  • Beyond standard GW approaches
  • Bethe-Salpeter Equation
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Time Dependent Density Functional Theory
  • Ab initio crystal structural prediction
  • Materials design

Publications [LaTeX]