Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 9949j.lischner




342Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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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Lischner J, Castellanos LR, Kahk JM, et al., Generation of plasmonic hot carriers from d-bands in metallic nanoparticles, Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN:0021-9606

Aghajanian M, Schuler B, Cochrane KA, et al., 2020, Resonant and bound states of charged defects in two-dimensional semiconductors, Physical Review B, Vol:101, ISSN:2469-9950

Goodwin Z, Corsetti F, Mostofi A, et al., 2019, Attractive electron-electron interactions from internal screening in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol:100, ISSN:1098-0121

Dal Forno S, Lischner J, 2019, Electron-phonon coupling and hot electron thermalization in titanium nitride, Physical Review Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2475-9953

Kahk JM, Lischner J, 2019, Accurate absolute core-electron binding energies of molecules, solids and surfaces from first-principles calculations, Physical Review Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2475-9953

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