Affiliation: TU Munich, DE
Keywords: Theoretical physics, Functional energy materials, Solar cells, Electronic structure theory, Molecular dynamics
David Egger works on atomistic theories of functional materials driving energy devices such as solar cells. One goal of his work is discovering new energy materials which would, for example, allow for a more efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity. His group develops and applies various theoretical methods, such as electronic-structure and molecular-dynamics techniques. These are used for calculations of molecules, solid-state materials as well as nanostructured interfaces.
David Egger received his PhD in Physics from Graz University of Technology (Austria) in 2013. He continued his scientific career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), from 2014-2017. Between 2017 and 2019, he was leading a research group at the University of Regensburg (Germany), supported by the Sofja-Kovalevskaja Award of the Humboldt Foundation. In June 2019, he was appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at TU Munich. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund, the Koshland Prize of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.