"The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome."
Douglas Adams, (1952-2001)
I am a theoretical solid-state physicist, interested in data science and the optical properties of nanostructures. I am working together with Ulrich Hohenester in the Solid State Theory group at the University of Graz in Austria.
I have studied Theoretical Physics in Graz and obtained my degree in 2007. After a few months at the Montan-University Leoben and a research stay at the CNR-INFM National Center for nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces (S3) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, I returned to Graz in February 2008. There I started with my PhD and finished my thesis in July 2011 with distinction - a PDF-version can be downloaded from here:
For my dissertation I got the science award of the province of Styria for simulation and modeling (Forschungspreis des Landes Steiermark für Simulation und Modellierung, Kategorie Nachwuchsförderung).
I continued to work in Graz as a postdoc until December 2011. Afterwards I changed to Madrid for a research stay in the group of Javier García de Abajo at the Instituto de Química-Física "Rocasolano", Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. In July 2012 and after a short research visit in the group of Pierre Berini at the University of Ottawa I returned to the theoretical nanoscience group of Ulrich Hohenester at the University of Graz.
From July 2014 to March 2015 I was employed by the Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanoscale Research, currently I'm working as principal investigator of the FWF project P 27299. In 2017 I spent another research visit in the group of Hamid Kachkachi at the Laboratoire Procédés, Matériaux et Energie Solaire (PROMES) at the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia in France.
In 2018 I co-founded the swedish data science company ATSEDA AB, where we work on artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, neural networks, and business intelligence solutions.