JP Dr.

Maria Fyta

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


+49 711 685-63935


Allmandring 3
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.032


  • 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

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

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)

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

Languages: Greek, English , German

Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship

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

Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship

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.

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

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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