Faculty at Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

As a result of the close collaboration between RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich, a number of researchers at the Forschungszentrum are also faculty at our department.

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel, Quantum Theory of Materials (PGI-1/IAS-1) - Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI) and Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)

Field of Research

We calculate and analyze the electronic, structural, magnetic, transport etc. quantities of interesting solids, nanostructures and molecules – for fundamental research and practical applications. We are member of JARA sections JARA-FIT and JARA-HPC and are closely networked into the Research Unit 912 (Coherence and Relaxation Properties of Electron Spin), and the Collaborative Research Centre 917 (Nanoswitches).

Current research topics include:

  • Topological Insulators
  • Magnetism: Skyrmions in chiral magnets in low dimensions, spin relaxation, spin excitation, excitations of magnons, spin dynamics, dynamical susceptibility
  • Spintronics: Spin-, anomalous, quantum spin-, quantum anomalous Hall effect, spin accumulation, and spin torque
  • Nanoferronics: multiferroic materials, metal-oxide interface, oxide-oxide interface
  • Nanoswitches: nano-ionics, resistively switching chalcogenides, disorder and large defects
  • Molecular electronics: (intercaiated) graphene und organic molecules on surfaces
  • Energy: Spin-caloric, photovoltaic, fuel cell
  • Development and application of electronic structure methods for top-end high-performance computing
  • Realization of orbital-dependent functionals (OEP-EXX+RPA) for density-functional theory (DFT)
  • Development and application of electronic structure methods beyond the standard model: vdW, cRPA, GW, GW+T

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Brückel
Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-2) and Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-4): Scattering Methods, Chair of Experimental Physics IV C

Research Area

Physics of materials and material systems for future information technology:

  • Magnetic nanostructures (e.g. nanoparticles, thin-film systems)
  • Highly correlated electron systems (e.g. multiferroics, new super conductors)
  • Ordering phenomena, stimuli, functionalities
  • Application of modern scattering methods on neutron and synchrotron x-ray sources

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Prof. Dr. Paolo Carloni
German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH

Research Area

Computational Biophysics Further Information
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Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Computational and Systems Neuroscience & Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Iván Egry, Institute of Materials Physics in Space, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Research Area

Thermophysical characteristics of liquid metals, metrology, experiments under zero gravity

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Prof. Dr. Erik Koch, Computational Materials Science, German Research School for Simulation Sciences

Research Area

Theory of strongly correlated materials; quantum cluster methods; organic crystals; massive parallel simulations

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Mantl, Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems (IBN) - Semiconductor Nanoelectronics (IBN-1) - Ion Technology (IBN-1-IT), Chair of Experimental Physics IV

Research Area

Investigation of nanoelectronic materials, electric transport in nanostructures, and the development of silicon-based semiconductor building components; ion implantation and ion beam analysis

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Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen, Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) – Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) – Division Computational Science – Research Group Quantum Information Processing

Research Area

Simulation of quantum systems, quantum computation and information, computational physics, high-performance computing, event-by-event simulation of quantum phenomena, foundations of quantum physics
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Offenhäusser, Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems (IBN) - Institute for Bioelectronics (IBN-2), Chair of Experimental Physics IV B

Research Area

Interdisciplinary research in the field of electromagnetic sensors and bioelectronics with a focus on application in the fields of biomedicine, molecular and cellular bioelectronics, biosensors, and security technology

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Prof. Dr. Eva Pavarini, Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-3) and Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-2)

Research Area

Strongly correlated electron systems
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Professurvertreter Apl. Prof. Dr. Thomas Schäpers, Chair of Experimental Physics II A and II. Institute of Physics (N.N.), Chair of Experimental Physics IV F (FZ Jülich)

Research Area

Transport in semiconductor nanostructures and spin electronics

Institute II A
Peter Grünberg Institut, FZ Jülich

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidt, Member of the Board for Scientific Division l I, FZ Jülich

Research Area

Theory of hadrons, symmetry breaking, electric dipole moment of protons and light nuclei, JARA-FAME
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Priv. Doz. Dr. Werner Schweika, Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF) - Streumethoden (IFF-4), Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik IV C

Research Area

Phonons in thermoelectric materials, complex frustrated spin systems, neutron-X-ray scattering experiments, and Monte Carlo simulations

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Prof. Dr. N. Jon Shah, Institute of Neurosciene und Medicine (INM) - Medical Imaging Physics (INM-4)

Research Area

Development of new methods in the field of magnet resonance tomography (MRT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetoencephalography (MEG)

The focuses of the MR Physics Group are currently as follows:

  • Development of MRI imaging sequences, specialized for neuroscientific applications in the field of structural and functional brain imaging, e.g. ultra fast MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and high contrast, high-resolution MRT
  • Methodological development of quantitative /in vivo/ imaging and image processing of quantitative MR data for neuroscientific research
  • Development of new imaging methods for /in vivo/ quantification of other MR of active cores in the brain, e.g. ^23 Na and ^17 O
  • Development of high frequency multi-sectional bobbins for high-field MRT and for multimodal MR-PET imaging
  • MR spectroscopy

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Prof. Dr. David P. DiVincenzo, Institute for Quantum Information (IQI)

Research Area

The Institute has both theoretical and experimental directions. It functions within the larger research environment of condensed matter theory and experiment at the department of physics of the RWTH Aachen.It is also closely tied to several departments, especially theoretical nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Juelich, under the umbrella of the Juelich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)
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Apl. Prof. Dr. Bert Voigtländer, Peter Grünberg Institute - Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces(PGI-3), Chair of Experimental Physics IV A

Research Area

Nanoelectronics: Growth of semiconductor nanostructures, development of multiprobe STM techniques, charge transport through nanostructures
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Junior Prof. Dr. Maarten R. Wegewijs
Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics (RWTH) and Theoretical Nanoelectronics (PGI-2, FZ Jülich)

Research Area

Time-dependent driving and adiabatic pumping / geometric phases in open quantum systems, quantum-dot qubit detectors, renormalization group and field-theoretical methods for non-equilibrium systems, molecular magnetism and spinelectronics, molecular transport and nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS)

Further Information: Peter Grünberg Institute, FZ Jülich and Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics

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