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Maarten Goesten

Maarten Goesten

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Department of Chemistry


  • Superconductivity
  • Two-dimensional materials
  •  Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Self-assembly

Assistant Professor Maarten Goesten

Quantum Materials by Design

For solids, the 230 space groups provide a much more complex playground than the 32 point groups for molecules. This is one of the reasons why the ‘design’ of solids with tailored properties is generally not possible. With an aim on quantum materials for application in energy conversion and transport, we aim at fixing this, using a combination of high-level computation and solid-state theory.

Our current focus is on superconductivity, and our approach is grounded in group theory and many-body methods. Our goal is to develop a ‘chemical blueprint’ for the design of new superconductors.

The connection to experiment, synthesis, i.e., reality, is key to our aims. We thus collaborate extensively with experimental groups, and are regular synchrotron users.

Our research is currently funded by a Villum Young Investigator grant.  

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