Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Festkörperphysik





1995 PhD, Institut de Génie Atomique, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
1992 Master (Dipl.-Ing.) in Physics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Academic Positions

08/2016-present Complimentary appointment with Rice University, Houston, USA
08/2016-01/2017 Visiting Professor at Rice University, Houston, USA
05/2005-present Full Professor at Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
02/2003-04/2005 Associate Professor (C3) at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS), Dresden, Germany
12/2001-03/2002 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Nagoya University, Japan
01/1999-01/2003 Scientific Collaborator at MPI CPfS
08/1995-12/1998 Scientific Collaborator at Laboratory for Solid State Physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
05/1992-05/1995 Research Assistant at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides Semi-cristallins, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
10/1990-02/1992 Scientific Collaborator as graduate student, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
07/1989-09/1989 Summer Student, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Honors and Awards (selected)

2021 ERC Advanced Grant Correlation-driven Metallic Topology (CorMeTop)
2021 FWF SFB Correlated Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Systems (Q-M&S)
2015 APS Fellow
2008 ERC Advanced Grant QuantumPuzzle
2003 Associate Professor (C3) group leader position plus start-up funding awarded by the Max Planck Society within Excellence Program for the Advancement of Outstanding Female Scientists

Institutional Responsibilities (selected)

2011-present Head of the Vienna Microkelvin Laboratory at TU Wien
2009-present Speaker of Research and Activity Domain “Materials for Thermoelectricity and Magnetocalorimetry” of the European Integrated Centre for the Development of New Metallic Alloys and Compounds (C-MAC)
2009-2010 Chair of search committee for full professorship “Solid State Spectroscopy” at IFP at TU Wien; call accepted by Andrei Pimenov
2007-2015 Head of Institute of Solid State Physics (IFP) at TU Wien
2008-2012 Speaker of TU Vienna Graduate School “Functional Matter”
2007-2010 Deputy director of TU Wien for FP6 NoE CMA, leader of a workpackage, a longterm, and a shortterm project (
2007-present Vice president of faculty board of Faculty of Physics at TU Wien
2006-2010 Chair of “Arbeitskreis Chancengleichheit Physik” of the Austrian Physical Society (
2006-2007 Chair of search committee for full professorship “Computational Materials Science” at IFP at TU Wien; call accepted by Karsten Held
2004-2009 Corresponding member of “Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics” (


2008-2013 Editor to the "European Physical Journal B"
2013-2018 Curator to "Physik in Unserer Zeit"

Memberships in International Boards (selected)

since 2023 Member of Institutsbeirat of the: Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
since 2021 IUPAP C5 Commission Member
since 2020 Founding and board member of the Association of ERC Grantees (AERG)
since 2015 Board of the International Thermoelectric Society
since 2015 Condensed Matter Board (Main & Sect. Low Temperature) of the European Physical Society
since 2015 Member of Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Kommission fur Tieftemperaturforschung, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften