Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials



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Johannes is a Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials and a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. He obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 2010. Before joining Imperial in 2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

His research is focused on electronic excitations in complex materials. Recently, his group has developed novel methods to model excited states in twisted bilayers of two-dimensional materials, such as twisted bilayer graphene and twisted homo- and heterobilayers of transition metal dichalcogenides. Other areas of interest include hot carrier generation in nanoplasmonic materials and simulating core and valence electron spectroscopies via the GW and GW cumulant approach or the Delta-SCF method.

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Rehr JJ, Prendergast D, Lischner J, 2023, Recent advances in modelling core-electron spectroscopy., Phys Chem Chem Phys, Vol:25, Pages:7572-7573

Tepliakov NV, Lischner J, Kaxiras E, et al., 2023, Unveiling and Manipulating Hidden Symmetries in Graphene Nanoribbons, Physical Review Letters, Vol:130, ISSN:0031-9007

Annegarn M, Kahk JM, Lischner J, 2022, Combining Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory and the Delta SCF Approach for Accurate Core-Electron Spectra, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, ISSN:1549-9618

Campbell AJ, Brotons-Gisbert M, Baek H, et al., 2022, Exciton-polarons in the presence of strongly correlated electronic states in a MoSe2/WSe2 moiré superlattice, Npj 2d Materials and Applications, Vol:6, ISSN:2397-7132, Pages:1-8

Barker BA, Deslippe J, Lischner J, et al., 2022, Spinor GW /Bethe-Salpeter calculations in BerkeleyGW: Implementation, symmetries, benchmarking, and performance, Physical Review B, Vol:106, ISSN:2469-9950

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