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Prof. Egger (b. 1987) conducts research on atomistic theories of functional materials that drive energy devices such as solar cells. One goal of his work 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, such as electronic-structure and molecular-dynamics techniques. These are used for calculating the properties of molecules, solid-state materials as well as nanostructured interfaces.

Prof. Egger received his doctorate in Physics from Graz University of Technology (Austria) in 2013. He continued 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. In June 2019, he was appointed Rudolf Mößbauer Professor at TUM. He was promoted to Associate Professor in June 2023.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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