Third Party Funding

The basic funding of the Institute "Quantum Theory of Materials" derives from the Helmholtz programme: P2 - Natural, Artificial, and Cognitive Information Processing of the research field Information and finances our contribution to Topic 1: Quantum Materials and to the Joint Lab Virtual Materials Design.

We thank the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union (EU) for third party funding. Some examples are given in the list below.

FundingProgrammePrincipal Investigator Duration

Interplay of magnetic and exitonic properties in low-dimensional materials

University-Duisburg-Essen

Lounis

2023-2025

Interplay of magnetodynamical phenomena and emergence of new many-body states in nanoscale structures

BMBF (PGSB)

Shehada

Lounis

2023-2024

Ab-initio investigation of altermagnets

SERB

(Science and Engineering Research Board)
SIRE
(International Research Experience Fellowship)

Prakash Rai
Lounis

2023-2024

ML4Q - Matter and Light for Quantum Computing
DFG-Excellence Cluster Independence Grant

DBAA2317 

Rüßmann

2023-2025

ML4Q - Matter and Light for Quantum Computing
DFG-Excellence Cluster

DBD02317 

Blügel

2023-2025

ML4Q - Matter and Light for Quantum Computing
DFG-Excellence Cluster
DBC02317

Kosma
Rüßmann
Blügel

2023-2025

MAterials design at the eXascale (MAX)

HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01-01
DE002223

DEI02223 

Wortmann
Blügel

2022-2026

Current-driven magnetic resistance in van der Waals spin orbital torque spin-filter magnetic tunnel junctions

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Lishu Zhang

2022-2024

iAFMskyrmions - Intrinsic antiferromagnetic skyrmions from first-principles: stabilization, interaction with defects and efficient detection

DFG

LO 1659/8-1 

Lounis

2022-2025

Project Study of Helmholz Initiative for Research Software Engineering (HiRSE_PS)

HGF Innovationspool
HiRSE Projekt

Blügel
Wortmann

2022-2024

Role of non-local Coulomb interaction for magnetic properties of 2D materials

BMBF (PGSB)

Beida

Blügel

2022-2024

Tight-binding Hamiltonian parameterzations using artificial intelligence

FZJ-NST Collaboration

Hyun-Jung Kim

2022

Magnetochirale Transporteffekte von Skyrmionen

DFG-SPP-2137
DD000541

Mokrousov

2021-2024

Ab-Initio Entdeckung topologischer magnetischer Hochtemperaturmaterialien

DFG
MO 1731/10-1

Mokrousov

2021-2024

Investigation of topological magnetism in two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructure

BMBF (PGSB)

Abuawwad

Lounis

2021-2024

Skyrmions in two-dimensional heterostructures and the emergence of high-order chiral interactions

CSC

(China Scholarship Council)

Zhou

Lounis

2021-2023
Interface stabilized Skyrmions in oxide structures for spintronics
DFG-SPP-2137

DD000518 

Blügel

Lezaic

2021-2024
Building blocks for quantum computing
Bavarian government

DBE01905

Blügel
2021-2023
Construction of 2D van der Waals magnetism on the nanoscale
DFG

DD000483

Lounis
2021-2023

Investigation of intrinsic antiferromagnetic skyrmions

BMBF (PGSB)

Aldarawsheh

Lounis

2021-2024

Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy

HIDSS-0004
DBK01735

Blügel
2019-2025
The role of strain and interlayer interaction in the layered higher-order topological insulators: Multi-scale numerical simulations
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Hyun-Jung Kim
2020-2022

AIDAS2- Joint virtual Laboratory for AI, Data Analytics and Scalable Simulation

FZJ-CEA

Blügel
Wortmann

2020-2024

Static and dynamic coupling of lattice and electronic degrees of freedom in magnetically ordered transition metal dichalcogenides

DFG

CRC/TRR 288

Mokrousov

2020-2024

COMRAD - Cold Opto-Magnetism for Random Access Devices
Marie Curie Project

DE001281

Mokrousov
2020-2024

Spin+Optics: Theoretical design of antiferromagnetic optospintronics

DFG

CRC/TRR 173

Mokrousov

2020-2023

3D MAGiC - Three-dimensional magnetization textures: Discovery and control on the nanoscale
Horizon 2020

ERC-2019-SyG
DEB01243

Blügel

Dunin-Borkowski
Kläui
Rasing

2020-2026
SOgraphMEM - Spin interaction in functionalized graphene for resistive-magnetic memory

DFG
FLAG-ERA JTC 2019
DD000435

Blügel
2020-2022

OptoSPIN : Optical Control of Nanoscale Spin Textures

Leibniz Collaborative Excellence
DB001828

Blügel

Mokrousov
Lounis

2020-2022

TOPOMANN - Exploring topological magnetization textures for artificial neural networks

HGF-RSF Joint Research
DB001827

Blügel

Kiselev
Mokrousov

2020-2022

ML4Q - Matter and Light for Quantum Computing
DFG-Excellence Cluster

DBA01739

Blügel
2019-2022
Theory & modeling of valence change-based resistive switching
DFG-SFB-917

Nanoswitches
RWTH-Aachen
DB001397

Blügel

Lezaic

2019-2023

Ab-initio investigation of the interplay between the hyperfine interaction and complex magnetism at the nanoscale

BMBF (PGSB)

Shehada

Lounis

2018-2022

Magneto-Chiral Transport Effects of Skyrmions
DFG
DD000388
Mokrousov
2019-2020
MAterials design at the eXascale (MAX)
H2020-INFRAEDI-2018

DE001165

Wortmann

Blügel

2018-2021
New single photon sources by engineering monolayer-thick semiconductors on the atomic scale
Volkswagen Stiftung

DB001668

Blügel
2018-2021
Interface stabilized Skyrmions in oxide structures for spintronics

DFG-SPP-2137
DD000382

Lezaic
Blügel
2018-2021
Hybrid three-dimensional solitons for applications
DFG

DD000378

Kiselev
2018-2021
Model design of metal seated valve
DFG
DD000342
Persson
2018 - 2019
Sandwich molecule nanowires: syntheis at surfaces, structure and magnetism
DFG

DD000345

Atodiresei

Michely
Wende

2018-2020
Antiferromagnets for spinorbitronics from ab-initio theory
DFG
DD000330
Mokrousov
2017-2020
Structure inversion-asymmetric matter and spin-orbit phenomena from ab-initio
DFG-SFB-1238 - Control and Dynamics of Quantum Materials
Atodiresei
2016-2023
ABC Quantum Network
Impuls- und Vernetzungsfonds

Helmholtz-Exzellenznetwerk
DB0001481

DiVincenzo

Blügel
Bluhm

2016-2017
Sabbatical year funded by the
Prof. Dr. A. Ziane
Lounis
October 2015-September 2016
Phd fellowship of one year funded by the
O. Messaoudi
Lounis
September 2016-August 2017
Phd fellowship of one year funded by the
H. Kouarta
Lounis
October 2016-September 2017
Modeling and simulations of physical properties of nanomaterials
AGYA-Tandem

DB001471

Lounis
2016
Spin scattering of topologically protected electrons at defects
DFG SPP-1666
MA 4637/3-2
DD000314
Mavropoulos
2016-2019

Dynamical magnetic excitations with spin-orbit interaction in realistic nanostructures —Dynasore

European Research Council Grant
DE001060

Lounis

2016-2021

First-principles studies of electronic and transport properties of one-dimensional edge states of nano-structured topological insulators

DFG SPP-1666 / Bl 823/2-2
DD000306

Bihlmayer

2015-2019
Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis (NFFA-EUROPE)

H2020-INFRAIA-2014/2015
DEB01025

Blügel
2015-2019
Fluid dynamics at the interface of elastic solids
DFG

DD000284

Persson
2015-2018

MAterials design at the eXascale (MAX)

H2020-EINFRA-2014/2015-1
DE001030

Wortmann
Blügel

2015-2018

Magnetic Skyrmions for Future Nanospintronic Devices (MAGicSky)

H2020-FETOPEN-2014/2015
DEA01029
DEB01029
DEC01029

Mokrousov

Blügel

2015-2018
Theory & modeling of valence change based resistive switching
DFG-SFB-917

Nanoswitches
RWTH-Aachen
DB001397

Blügel

Lezaic

2015-2018
Extension of the GW approximation by the functional renormalisation group (fRG)
DFG-RTG-1995
Graduiertenkolleg "Quantum Many-Body Methods in Condensed Matter Systems"
RWTH Aachen
Blügel

Honercamp

2014-2019
Quantum many-body methods in condensed matter systems
Graduiertenkolleg der RWTH Aachen RTG 1995
Helbig
2014-2019
Theory of quantum spin-fluctuations in nano-magnets
Helmholtz Postdoc Programme
DB003000
Azpiroz
2015-2018
Computational Design of Spin Caloric Nanostructures
DFG-SPP-1538 Spincalorics

DD000251

Mavropoulos
2014-2017
Topological transverse spin, charge and heat transport driven by temperature gradients in transition-metal compounds from first principles
DFG-SPP-1538

Spincalorics
DD000249

Mokrousov
2014-2016
Instationaeres Reibungs- und Leckageverhalten von translatorischen Hydraulikdichtungen
DFG Rheinhard Kosselleck

Projekt
DD000248

Murrenhoff
Lorenz
Persson
2014-2019
Dynamical spin-excitation in magnetic thin films and surfaces
Brazilian CAPES
Lounis
2014-2018
Experimentelle und theoretische Untersuchung atomare Defekte in metallischen Nanostrukturen
DFG Individual Grant
DD000246
Lounis
2014-2017
Optically controlled spin logic
Volkswagen Stiftung
DB001290
Atodiresei
Bürgler
Müller
Karthäuser
2014-2017
Theoretical investigation of spin dynamics and spin currents in nanostructures
Brazilian CAPES + Alexander von Humboldt foundation
Guimarães
2014-2017
Ab initio description of double and charge transfer excitations: from solvable models to complex systems

DFG Emmy Noether Group
DD000247

Helbig
2014-2015
Topological solitons in chiral magnetism
Seed funds JARA-FIT
Melcher
Mokrousov
Blügel
2014-2015
Hybrid parallelism for the Jülich DFT code FLEUR
Seed funds JARA-HPC
Wortmann
Blügel
Müller

2014-2015

Virtual Institute for Topological Insulators (VITI)

Helmholtz Virtual Institute DBB01126

Bihlmayer
Blügel
Mavropoulos
Mokrousov

2013-2017

Spin scattering of topologically protected electrons at defects

DFG SPP-1666

Topological Insulators
DD000216

Mavropoulos
Blügel

2013-2016

First-principles studies of electronic and transport properties of one-dimensional edge states of nanostructured topological insulators
DFG SPP-1666

Topological Insulators
DD000217

Bihlmayer Mokrousov Wortmann

2013-2016

Describing electronic properties of solids by EXX and RPA

Helmholtz Postdoc Programme
DB001173

Betzinger

2013-2016

Gallium Iron Room Temperature Magnetoelectric Oxides

DFG
DD000200

Lezaic

2013-2015

Topological insulators investigated by material specific ab initio theory

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Aguilera

2012-2014

Project-based Personnel Exchange Programme with India

DAAD
DB001184

Lezaic

2012-2014

Graphene-Ferroelectric Interface for Electronicand Spintronic Technologies

Marie Curie Intra-European FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF
DE000831

Zanolli

2012-2014

Magnetism in structurally asymmetric nanowires of 3d-5d transition-metals
DAAD/DST

Project-based Personal Exchange Programme with India (PPP-India)
DB001058

Blügel

Mokrousov

2011-2014

Computational design of spin-caloric nanostructures
DFG SPP-1538

Spincalorics
DD000162

Mavropoulos
Wortmann
Blügel

2011-2014

Topological spin, charge and heat transport driven by temperature gradients in transition-metal compounds
DFG SPP-1538

Spincalorics
DD000163

Mokrousov

2011-2014

Local confinement of switching filaments in transition metal oxides in electrical, chemical, and mechanical gradients
SFB917 RWTH-Aachen
DB001245
Bihlmayer

2011-2015

Correlation between the atomic structure and electronic states in resistively switching oxides
SFB917 RWTH-Aachen
DB001246
Lezaic

2011-2015

Coherence and relaxation properties of electron spins
DFG

DD000147

Blügel

2011-2012

Spin-relaxation and spin coherence in nonmagnetic metallic ultrathin films and nanowires

DFG

DD000126

Mokrousov

2010-2013

Ab initio description of double and charge transfer excitations: from solvable models to complex systems

DFG Emmy Noether Group
DD000148

Helbig

2011-2017

Theory of Switching and Imaging Molecular Magnets on Surfaces
CNR-NANO S3

National Research Center (Modena, Italy)

Atodiresei

2011-2013

Neue Absorbermaterialien für Dünnschichten mit Nanopartikeln aus unbegrenzt verfügbaren Materialien - NADNuM
NADNuM
BMBF
(FKZ:03SF0402A)

DBC00945

Bihlmayer

2010-2013

Förderung der Nachwuchsgruppe VH-NG-717 "Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory"
DB000897
Lounis

2011-2015

Leak-rate of seals

3 Monate Gastaufenthalt Prof. Volokitin
DD000106

Persson
2010
IFOX: Interfacing Oxides

EU Exzellenz Netzwerk
EU-FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
DEB00737

Blügel

2010-2013

Quantum transport at the molecular scale

DFG-SPP 1243
DDB00125

Karthäuser

2010-2012

Dynamical Mean-Field Approach with Predictive Power for Strongly Correlated Materials
Massively parallel simulations of strong electronic correlations: Realistic Coulomb vertex and multiplet effects
DFG-Forschergruppe 1346
Pavarini

Koch
Blügel

2010-2012

Spin-relaxation and spin coherence in nonmagnetic metallic ultrathin films and nanowires

DFG Research Grant

Mokrousov

2010-2012

Describing the spin-polarized transport in molecular junctions by at-initio calculations
DFG
Wortmann

2009-2010

Computational design and evaluation of spintronics materials
DFG
Wortmann

2009-2012

Topologische Nanoelektronik Gruppe

Helmholtz-Universität Nachwuchsgruppe

Mokrousov

2009-2014

Computer gestütztes Nanoferronik Labor

Helmholtz-Universität Nachwuchsgruppe

Lezaic

2008-2013

Femtosecond opto-magnetism and novel approaches to ultrafast magnetism at the nanoscale (FANTOMAS)
EU Initial Training Netzwerk
Blügel

2008-2012

An Integrated Framework for Engineering Bio-Mimetic Adhesive Interface
DFG - FANAS Eurocores
Persson

2008-2011

Coherence and relaxation properties of electron spins
Coherent few-electron spin states in carbon nanoribbons from ab initio
DFG-Forschergruppe 912
Indlekofer

Blügel

2008-2014

Calculation of a spin-dependent transport across a ferroelectric junction
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Lazic

2008-2009

Development of first-principles electronic structure code based on real-space PAW method and its applications to quantum transport of molecular devices
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Ono

2007-2008

Homochiral Magnetic Structures in Deposited Clusters

DFG-Schwerpunkt 1153

Blügel

2007-2009

Structural and electron transport investigations of functionalized carboxylic acids on Cu(110)-surfaces: experimental and ab initio studies.
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1243
Karthäuser

2006-2012

Ab-initio Berechnungen des spinabhaengigen Transports durch molekulare Kontakte.
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1243
Wortmann
2006- 2010
Self-Assembled Nanoscale Magnetic Networks
DFG-ESF-EUROCORES
Bihlmayer

Blügel

2006- 2009
Spin-Bahn-Effekte in magnetischen Systemen : Photoelektronen-Spektroskopie und
DFG-Projekt (Gemeinsam mit FU Berlin)
Blügel
2006- 2009
Quanten-Simulationen von Nanostrukturen und hochentwickelten Materialien (NANOQUANTA) (in Englisch)
EU-Exzellenznetzwerk
Schindlmayr
2004- 2008
Ultraschnelle Magnetisierungsprozesse (
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1133
Bringer
2004- 2006
Moderne und universelle first-principles-Methoden für Mehrelektronensysteme in Chemie und Physik (
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1145
 
2003- 2009
Cluster in Kontakt mit Oberflächen: Elektronenstruktur und Magnetismus (
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1153
Blügel

Bringer

2004- 2006

Moderne und universelle first-principles-Methoden für Mehrelektronensysteme in Chemie und Physik (in Englisch)

DFG-Schwerpunkt 1145

Schindlmayr

Bihlmayer
Blügel

2003- 2009

Cluster in Kontakt mit Oberflächen: Elektronenstruktur und Magnetismus (in Englisch)

DFG-Schwerpunkt 1153

Blügel

2003- 2005

2007- 2009

Spin-dependent transport in Nanostructures
Marie-Curie Fellowship
Enkovaara
2003- 2004

Nichtlineare Eigenschaften in der Physik des Umweltschutzes

Deutsch-ungarisches WTZ Projekt

Lustfeld

2003- 2004

Molekularer Magnetismus
DFG-Schwerpunkt 1137
Blügel
2002- 2008
Dynamik in magnetischen Nanostrukturen (in Englisch)
EU-RTN Netzwerk
Liebsch
2002- 2006
Werkstoffmodellierung - Wege zum computergestützten Materialdesign
BMBF-Kompetenzzentrum
Jones
2000- 2005
Photonenabsorption und Spektroskopie mit Elektronen in nanoskalierten Materialien (NANOPHASE) (in Englisch)
EU-Netzwerk zur Ausbildung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs
Schindlmayr
2000- 2004
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