© Michael Lorke
Research Agenda: I work on a crossroad between computational material science and theoretical physics. A focus area is the microscopic description of novel materials for opto-electronicapplications such as lasers, LEDs, single photon sources, and solar cells. Additionally, I'm active in method development for theoretical material science. I utilize mainly atomistic methods such as density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory to determine the electronic structure. Atomistocally determined ground state properties are the starting point for investigations of the non-equilibrium properties, using Schwinger-Keldysh Green's function or cluster expansion techniques.
The systems that I'm currently most interested in are
- Transition metal dichalcogenides for single photon emission
- Tunnel-injection QD lasers
- Nanowires, functionalized with molecules
Short Bio: I received my Ph.D. from the University of Bremen(Germany) in the group of Frank Jahnke for work on the optical properties of semiconductor Quantum Dots. I then joined the group of Jesper Mørk to study dynamical properties of nanolasers, being the recipient of the "Young Elite Researcher Award" of the "Danish Council for Independent Research". After my stay in Denmark I went to the group of Thomas Frauenheim at the "Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science" to broaden my scope to atomistic simulations. Currently I'm working on my Habilitation at the University of Bremen.