David Egger

Short CV

David Egger received his Ph.D. in Physics from Graz University of Technology (Austria) in 2013. He pursued his research work 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. He moved to Technical University of Munich with this award in June 2019, where he was appointed Rudolf Mößbauer Professor.


Selected Awards

  • 2017, Sofja-Kovalevskaja Award of the Humboldt Foundation
  • 2015, Best Thesis Award of TU Graz 
  • 2014, Koshland Prize of the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2014, Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund
  • 2010, DOC Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Research Interests

The research activities of Prof. Egger focus on atomistic theories of functional materials that drive energy devices such as solar cells. One goal of his research is the discovery of new energy materials which would, for example, allow for a more efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity. To this end, his group develops and applies various theoretical methods for calculating the properties of molecules, solids as well as nanostructured interfaces. These include electronic-structure and molecular-dynamics techniques.


Selected Publications

  • Seidl, S. A.; Kretz, B.; Gehrmann, C.; Egger, D. A.: Assessing the accuracy of screened range-separated hybrids for bulk properties of semiconductors Phys. Rev. Materials 5, 034602 (2021) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.034602
  • Kretz, B.; Egger, D. A.: Accurate Molecular Geometries in Complex Excited-State Potential Energy Surfaces from Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory J. Chem. Theory Comput. 17, 357 (2021) DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00858
  • Brenner, T.; Gehrmann, C.; Korobko, R.; Livneh, T.; Egger, D. A.; Yaffe, O.: Anharmonic Host Lattice Dynamics Enable Fast Ion Conduction in Superionic AgI Phys. Rev. Mater. 4, 115402 (2020) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.115402
  • Dyksik, M.; Duim, H.; Zhu, X.; Yang, Z.; Gen, M.; Kohama, Y.; Adjokatse, S.; Maude, D. K.; Loi, M. A.; Egger, D. A.; Baranowski, M.; Plochocka, P.: Broad Tunability of Carrier Effective Masses in Two-Dimensional Halide Perovskites ACS Energy Lett. 5, 3609 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c01758
  • Ziegler, J. D.; Zipfel, J.; Meisinger, B.; Menahem, M.; Zhu, X.; Taniguchi, T.; Watanabe, K.; Yaffe, O.; Egger, D. A.; Chernikov, A.: Fast and anomalous exciton diffusion in two-dimensional hybrid perovskites Nano. Lett. 20, 6674 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02472 
  • Asher, M.; Angerer, D.; Korobko, R.; Diskin-Posner, Y.; Egger, D. A.; Yaffe, O.: Anharmonic Lattice Vibrations in Small‐Molecule Organic Semiconductors Adv. Mater. 32, 1908028 (2020) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201908028
  • Wruss, E.; Prokopiou, G.; Kronik, L.; Zojer, E.; Hofmann, O. T.; Egger, D. A.: Magnetic configurations of open-shell molecules on metals: The case of CuPc and CoPc on silver Phys. Rev. Mater. 3, 086002 (2019) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.086002

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2021

  • Seidl, Stefan A.; Kretz, Bernhard; Gehrmann, Christian; Egger, David A.: Assessing the accuracy of screened range-separated hybrids for bulk properties of semiconductors. Physical Review Materials 5 (3), 2021 more…

2020

  • Asher, Maor; Angerer, Daniel; Korobko, Roman; Diskin‐Posner, Yael; Egger, David A.; Yaffe, Omer: Anharmonic Lattice Vibrations in Small‐Molecule Organic Semiconductors. Advanced Materials 32 (10), 2020, 1908028 more…
  • Brenner, Thomas M.; Gehrmann, Christian; Korobko, Roman; Livneh, Tsachi; Egger, David A.; Yaffe, Omer: Anharmonic host-lattice dynamics enable fast ion conduction in superionic AgI. Physical Review Materials 4 (11), 2020 more…
  • Dyksik, Mateusz; Duim, Herman; Zhu, Xiangzhou; Yang, Zhuo; Gen, Masaki; Kohama, Yoshimitsu; Adjokatse, Sampson; Maude, Duncan K.; Loi, Maria Antonietta; Egger, David A.; Baranowski, Michal; Plochocka, Paulina: Broad Tunability of Carrier Effective Masses in Two-Dimensional Halide Perovskites. ACS Energy Letters 5 (11), 2020, 3609-3616 more…
  • Kretz, Bernhard; Egger, David A.: Accurate Molecular Geometries in Complex Excited-State Potential Energy Surfaces from Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 17 (1), 2020, 357-366 more…
  • Ziegler, Jonas D.; Zipfel, Jonas; Meisinger, Barbara; Menahem, Matan; Zhu, Xiangzhou; Taniguchi, Takashi; Watanabe, Kenji; Yaffe, Omer; Egger, David A.; Chernikov, Alexey: Fast and Anomalous Exciton Diffusion in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskites. Nano Letters 20 (9), 2020, 6674-6681 more…

2019

  • Wruss, Elisabeth; Prokopiou, Georgia; Kronik, Leeor; Zojer, Egbert; Hofmann, Oliver T.; Egger, David A.: Magnetic configurations of open-shell molecules on metals: The case of CuPc and CoPc on silver. Physical Review Materials 3 (8), 2019 more…