Jens Kortus

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Herr Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jens Kortus
Institut für Theoretische Physik
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Leipziger Str. 23, 09596 Freiberg

Tel: +49 (0)3731 / 39 - 4008

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1986-1991master in physics (summa cum laude), University Wroclaw
1991-1994
graduate student, Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
28.4.1995ph.d. in theoretical physics (magna cum laude), TU Bergakademie Freiberg:
Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Monecke, Impurity bands in doped semiconductors
1995-1998Research assistant, Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Quantum mechanical computer simulations of molecules and semiconductors
1998-1999Post-doc at the Graduiertenkolleg: Crystal Engineering and Crystallization,
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
1999-2001postdoc with M.R. Pederson, Center for Computational Materials Science and
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA, Investigations of structure and magnetism in molecules and
clusters based on density functional theory
2001-2003Schloeßmann fellowship, Abteilung Andersen, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Superconductivity and dynamical properties of MgB2
9.12.2003Habilitation, TU Bergakademie Freiberg:
Electronic structure, magnetic ordering and phonons in molecules and solids
2003-2004senior researcher,  Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart
2004-2005Chargé de recherche de 1ère classe, à l'UMR 7504, Institut de Physique et Chimie des
Matériaux de Strasbourg, group of inorganic materials GMI, France
1.9.2005Professor of Theoretical Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
since 09/2005Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics
2006-2016Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics
2007-2012Speaker of the Dr.-Erich-Krüger-Kolleg Freiberg
2013-2016Dean of Studies
since 04/2016Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics

Awards

1999Leisler Kiep travel stipend
2000Schloeßmann fellowship
2001No. 10 ranked Red Hot Research Paper 2001 ISI ScienceWatch March/April 2002
2002Alan Berman Publications Award (NRL)
2002

Fast Breaking Paper in the field of Physics according to Institiute of Scientific Information (ISI)

2012Julius Weisbach Prize (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Research Interests

  • Defects in semiconductors, theory of disordered media (ATA, CPA)
  • Materials science based on ab-initio methods: density functional theory and molecular dynamics
  • Electronic structure of molecules and cluster, High energy materials
  • Prediction of vibrational spectra (IR and Raman), calculation of linear and nonlinear optical properties
  • Calculation of electric field gradients, X-ray emission and band structure of solids using the LAPW method (WIEN code)
  • Theory of superconductivity (electron-phonon interaction, linear response calculation, Eliashberg theory), transport and thermodynamical properties of MgB2
  • Electronic structure, magnetic ordering and magnetic anisotropy energy in single molecule magnets
  • (NRLMOL) A state-of-the art computer code for the density-functional based study of clusters and molecules