Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1983
    Studied mathematics and physics at the University of Graz, Austria

  • 1984 – 1987
    Doctoral student in theoretical physics

  • 1985 – 1987
    Instructor at the University of Graz

  • 1987
    Doctorate at the University of Graz

  • 1987 – 1990
    Employed by the Institute of Technical Electrochemistry at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • 1990 – 1996
    University assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Graz

  • 1996 – 1997
    University lecturer at the University of Graz

  • 1997 – 1998
    Associate professor at the University of Graz

  • 1998 – 1999
    Visiting professor at Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1999 – 2001
    Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Graz

  • 2000 – 2001
    Visiting professor at Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2001 – 2004
    Deputy Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Graz

  • 2005 – 2011
    University professor at the University of Leoben, Austria; chair of Atomistic Modelling and Design of Materials

  • Since 2011
    University professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, chair of theoretical condensed-matter physics

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Referee for numerous scientific journals

  • Referee for various national research funds and for European Union (EU) projects

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of HERO-M (Center of Excellence at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

  • Board member of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2008 – 2011

  • Board member of the Austrian Physical Society (OePG), 2000 – 2001, 2007 – 2011

  • Chair of the OePG working group "Women and Physics", 2000 – 2006

  • Jury member for the European Union's international research competition "Young Scientists", 1997 – 1999

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