Prof. Dr. Stephan Appelt

Lehrstuhl für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Niederfeld-NMR (Methode der NMR), RWTH Aachen
Zentralinstitut für Elektronik, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Bluhm


Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik und II. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen



Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

Institute of Solid State Research - Quantum-Theory of Materials (IFF-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich

The analysis and computation of electronic properties of solid-state systems relevant for basic science and practical applications in collaboration with experimentalists is the hallmark of our research. An important asset of our institute is the competence in developing conceptual and computational methods (density functional theory and beyond, wave-packet propagation, diagram techniques). Emphasis is on the investigation of complex magnetism, magnetism in reduced dimensions, spin-dependent electronic transport phenomena, collective excitations and quasi-particles. A second research theme is nano-scale tribology, friction, adhesion, plastic deformation. Computational materials science research is established by combining first-principles results with macroscopic methods (molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo).

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brückel


Institut für Neutronenwissenschaften, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH




Prof. Dr. David DiVincenzo

Institut für Quanteninformation, RWTH Aachen
Peter Grünberg Institut - Theoretische Nanoelektronik, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Richard Dronskowski

Chair of Solid-State and Quantum Chemistry, RWTH Aachen

The institute is specialized in the fields of synthetic and quantum-theoretical solid-state chemistry, bordering with materials science, solid-state and theoretical physics, crystallography, as well as quantum and computational chemistry. In detail, we synthesize novel, sometimes extremely sensitive, compounds and elucidate their compositions and crystal structures by means of X-ray and neutron diffractional techniques. The characterization of their physical properties, that is electronic transport and magnetism, also plays a very important role.

We regularly perform solid-state quantum-chemical calculations from first principles to yield the electronic (band) structures and, in particular, to extract the important chemical bonding information needed to thoroughly understand the interplay between chemistry and physics. Syntheses are theory-driven and experiments challenge theories.

Prof. Dr. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Peter Grünberg Institut, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Sonia Grün

Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin
Computational and Systems Neuroscience
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Detlev Grützmacher

Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems – Semiconductor Nanoelectronics (IBN-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich

The institute’s research activities are based on its competence in semiconductor heterostructure and nanostructure research, both in fundamental and device physics as well as in material and process development. They address three major fields. (1) Si-CMOS technology: novel materials and new device concepts are used to drive CMOS to its limits. (2) III-V and III-nitride semiconductors: high frequency devices are developed up to and into the terahertz range. (3) Nanostructures for quantum electronics: devices based on the tunneling effect and ferromagnetic/semiconductor hybrid structures are investigated, the latter particularly in view of spintronic applications.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Honerkamp


Institut für Theoretische Physik C, RWTH Aachen





Prof. Dr. Larissa Juschkin

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Experimentalphysik des Extrem-Ultravioletts, RWTH Aachen

Members: A-J / K-0 / P-Z


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JARA FIT Annual Report
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