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.



We aim to develop novel micromagnetic simulation tools for high performance computing.


D. Suess & C. Abert joined an international project that successfully realized novel three-dimensional magnetic structures on the nanoscale and...


Three dimensional (3D) nano-network promise a new era in modern solid state physics with numerous applications in photonics, bio-medicine, and...


Together with a group from Augsburg we showed for the first time the coexistence of magnetic skyrmions and antiskyrmions in magnetic thin films.


Together with the group of Erol Girt from the Simon Fraser University, Canada, we found a way to control the coupling angle in magnetic multilayers.


Our project on the "Self-consistent simulations approach

to magnetic soft matter" (SAM) has been funded by FWF.