JP Dr.

Maria Fyta

Junior Participating Researcher, Group Leader at the Institute for Computational Physics
Institute for Computational Physics

Contact

+49 711 685-63935

Website

Allmandring 3
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
Room: 1.032

Subject

  • Computational Physics and Materials Science
  • Integration of Biomolecules and Materials
  • Multiscale Modeling of Biophysical DNA-related Processes
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials based on Empirical Methods
  • Electronic Properties of Materials based on Density Functional Theory

Personal Data

Date of birth: 08/25/1976
Place of birth: Bielefeld, Germany
Nationality: Greek

Appointments
3/2012 - present: Juniorprofessor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
9/2008 - 2/2012: Postdoctoral and Marie Curie fellow at the group of Prof. R. Netz, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
11/2005 - 7/2008: Postdoctoral fellow at the group of Prof. E. Kaxiras, Department of Physics, Harvard University USA
9/1999 - 6/2005: Teaching assistant at the University of Crete, Greece

Education
6/2005: PhD (Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece
Advisor: Prof. P.C. Kelires, University of Crete, Greece)
Title:Theoretical investigation of the energetics and mechanical properties of nanostructured amorphous carbon
9/2001: M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Crete, Greece
1995-1999: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Crete, Greece

Teaching Experience
Teaching assistant for courses in Physics and Mathematics taught at the Physics Department, University of Crete (1999-2005)
Teaching assistant for advanced courses at the Physics Department, Technical University of Munich (2008)

Activities
Member: Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, European Physical Society

Languages: Greek, English , German

2010
Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship

2009
Postdoctoral fellowship for women by the Munich Cluster of Excellence (Stelle für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen aus der Exzellenzinitiative)

2008
Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship

2007
Best Paper in a Workshop at ICCS 2007 (International Conference on Computational Science): Multiscale Modeling of Biopolymer Translocation Through a Nanopore by M. Fyta, S. Melchionna, E. Kaxiras, and S. Succi.

2002
Award from the National Scholarships Foundation, Greece, for graduate study

1998
2nd Price at the Summer school on Advanced Physics, UoC - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

1996, 1997
Consecutive awards from the National Scholarships Foundation, Greece, for undergraduate study

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