Department of Physics and Materials Science

The Physics and Materials Science Department (DPhyMS) at the University of Luxembourg is made up of 14 groups working on a wide variety of problems, including solid state physics, liquid crystals, living matter, out of equilibrium thermodynamics, the functioning of photovoltaic cells, the effects of quantum mechanics, data science and machine learning, and more. Thanks to the joint efforts of experimental and theoretical groups, revolutionary discoveries are published in journals of international reputation, and the university benefits from multiple prestigious grants from the EU, CER and FNR with total external funding of more than 6 million 'euros per year. Scientists and students from around the world create a unique, friendly and open-minded community for research, which allows us to work in a varied department, both scientifically and culturally. A vast network of international collaborations gives access to a multitude of possibilities for the advancement of scientific careers.

Research areas

The department is structured into topical clusters. Each cluster consists of several research groups. Below are the clusters with laboratories.

PHOTOVOLTAICS & SEMICONDUCTORS

SOFT & LIVING MATTER

SPECTROSCOPY OF COMPLEX MATERIALS

THEORY & MATERIALS MODELLING

Head

Alexandre Tkatchenko

DPhyMS at a glance

Members 

  • 14 professors and 1 affiliated professor
  • 7 research scientists
  • 45 post-docs and 45 doctoral candidates
  • 15 technical and administrative staff

Funding and collaborations

  • 50% third-party funding ~ €6.5 million of grants in 2019
  • ERC grant holders & 6 FNR ATTRACT fellows since 2010

Publications

  • 136 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals including 6 articles in Science Advances and 2 Nature Communication

Campus: Limpertsberg, 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg

Contact: dphyms@uni.lu