Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials



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Johannes is a Lecturer in the Department of Materials and a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Materials and the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. He is also the Assistant Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College.

He obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 2010 working in the group of Prof. Tomas  Arias. From 2010 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the groups of Prof. Steven Louie and Prof. Marvin Cohen.

His research interest lies at the interface of theoretical condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science and scientific computing. He studies the properties of matter using a variety of tools ranging from first principles many-body perturbation theory (GW/BSE method) and density-functional theory to classical force field methods and continuum theories. Currently, he is working on new materials for photovoltaics (for example, polymers), oxide-water interfaces for photoelectrochemistry, two-dimensional materials for electronics and energy storage (such as, graphene-based supercapacitors) and iron-based superconductors.

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Goodwin Z, Klebl L, Vitale V, et al., 2021, Flat bands, electron interactions and magnetic order in magic-angle mono-trilayer graphene, Physical Review Materials, Vol:5, ISSN:2475-9953

Vitale V, Atalar K, Mostofi AA, et al., 2021, Flat band properties of twisted transition metal dichalcogenide homo- andheterobilayers of MoS2, MoSe2, WS2 and WSe2, 2d Materials, Vol:8, ISSN:2053-1583

Goebel A, Rubio A, Lischner J, 2021, Light-Induced Charge Transfer from Transition-Metal-Doped Aluminum Clusters to Carbon Dioxide, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol:125, ISSN:1089-5639, Pages:5878-5885

Lu Q, Martins H, Kahk JM, et al., 2021, Layer-resolved many-electron interactions in delafossite PdCoO2 from standing-wave photoemission spectroscopy, Communications Physics, Vol:4, ISSN:2399-3650

Klebl L, Goodwin Z, Mostofi AA, et al., 2021, Importance of long-ranged electron-electron interactions for the magnetic phase diagram of twisted bilayer graphene, Physical Review B, Vol:103, ISSN:2469-9950, Pages:1-7

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