Functional materials are materials that possess particular native properties and functions of their own which includes magnetism, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, and storage functions. Our group investigates these materials by means of experiments, simulations and theoretical models and focuses on both fundamental research as well as applications. We aim to exploit the material properties for real life applications like magnetic sensors and neutron diffraction gratings.

Research: From microscopic symmetry properties of crystals to the improvement of industrial magnetic sensors for speed measurements in automotive applications. Learn about our interests in the research section and have a look at our list of publications.

Open positions: Interested in working in our group? Have a look at our open positions for Bachelor, Master, or PhD students.



New open code published:

Our open-source finite difference code has just been published in Scientific Reports


We have a new joint project on neutron experiments at pico scale together with TU Wien, INRiM and Institut Laue Langevin.


Prof. Hari Srikanth from the University of South Florida will give a talk on spin transport at our Faculty on Tue. May 9.


We have a new bilateral project with Alenka Mertelj from Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia. PI in Vienna is Martin Fally.


We aim to develop novel nanodiamond diffraction gratings for neutron optics


New paper on "In-situ alignment of 3D printed anisotropic hard magnets" published in Scientific Reports