I am interested in the following reseach topics

· Modeling of epitaxial growth

· Structural and vibrational properties of small metal clusters

· Stability and growth of graphene

· Stability of semiconductor reconstructions

· Diffusion on metal and semiconductor surfaces

· General modeling of materials properties

I am using the following modeling techniques

· Density-functional theory (DFT) calculations

· Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulations

· The level set method