We employ density functional theory and Green's function methods in order to predict and understand a wide range of material properties. In particular, we are interested in the dynamics of electronic and optical excitations and spectral properties.

Cur­rent re­search top­ics

  • Energy materials for photoelectrolysis, photovoltaics and batteries
  • Photonic materials for linear and nonlinear optics
  • Solid-state qubit systems

All at a glance


If you would like to join our team, too, do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to meeting you!

Group sem­in­ar

The Theoretical Materials Physics group cordially invites to its group seminar.
We meet regularly on Thursdays, 11:00 am, in room N3.216.


Below you will find some selected publications. Please refer to the Research Information System (RIS) for a complete list of all publications of the Theoretical Materials Physics group.

Net­works and pro­jects


Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing

TRR 142

Tailored Nonlinear Photonics: From Fundamental Concepts to Function


Center for Optoelectronics and Photonics


Prof. Dr. Wolf Gero Schmidt

Theoretical Materials Physics

Room A1.232
Paderborn University
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

Prof. Dr. Uwe Gerstmann

Quantum Materials Modelling

Room N3.329
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 55
33098 Paderborn