Dr. Volker Eyert

Senior Scientist

Volker is a Senior Scientist at Materials Design® with a strong background in density functional theory-based methods and their application to solid state materials.

Dr. Volker Eyert
Professional experience: 

Since 1998, Volker has been at the Institute of Physics and the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism at the University of Augsburg in Germany where he played an essential role in initiating and leading multi-institutional and interdisciplinary advanced research projects in the field of solid state materials. He has lectured on Computational Physics, Materials Science, and Electronic Structure Calculations, and is the author of a book on electronic structure methods and about 130 research articles and book contributions.

Volker developed an efficient Full-Potential Augmented Spherical Wave (ASW) code, which is based on density functional theory and gives access to the electronic, magnetic, optical, transport, and elastic properties of crystalline materials. Materials Design® distributed an early version of this code as "ElectrA".

Volker studied physics at the University of Münster, Germany, and received a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He also held Post Doctoral positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany and the Hahn-Meitner-Institute in Berlin, Germany.

Volker has worked as a referee for about 50 journals, among them Annalen der Physik, Applied Physics Letters, Chemical Physics Letters, European Physical Journal B, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Physcis: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physcis D: Applied Physics, Nature, New Journal of Physics, Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, and Physics Today.

Born in Münster, he spent several years in Darmstadt and Stuttgart. He is now living in Potsdam, enjoying the beauty of this city as well as the cultural life of the Berlin area. Volker has two children, Florian and Carolin, who are well on the way shaping their own lives. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, reading, gardening, and traveling.