Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Kerstin Hummer

Assoziierte Professorin an der Fakultät für Physik

Curriculum Vitae:

1994-2000 Undergraduate and graduate studies in Technical Chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology
1998-1999 Studies abroad at the McGill University in Montreal
2000-2003 PhD studies in solid-state physics at the Institute of Physics - Division of Theoretical Physics, University of Graz
2003-2005 Young researcher at the Institute of Physics - Division of Theoretical Physics, University of Graz
2005 Förderpreis der Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung
2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow of Georg Kresse at the Department for Computational Materials Physics, University of Vienna
2006 AT&S Research Grant of the Austrian Physical Society
2006-2007 Maternity leave (birth of Elias Hummer in March 2006)
2007-2009 Postdoctoral fellow (0.5 FTE) of Georg Kresse at the Department for Computational Materials Physics, University of Vienna
2008 L'OREAL "For Women in Science" Stipend
2009-2010 Maternity leave (birth of Xaver Hummer in March 2009)
2010 University assistant at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Computational Materials Physics
2011-2016 Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Computational Materials Physics Postdoctoral Studies
since December 2016 Associate Professor, Computational Materials Physics, University of Vienna

Research Interests:

"My research field is computational materials physics with applications in semiconductor technology. In particular, two-dimensional Van der Waals heterostructures, which analogous to graphene have promising electronic and optical properties for potential application in photonics and molecular electronics are in focus of my interest."

Current Research Topics:

* Ab-initio modelling of extended systems using density functional theory (DFT) and many-body perturbation theory
* Tailoring the electronic and optical properties of semiconductors by low-dimensional structuring and doping
* Novel physical properties of low-dimensional materials