Our research group

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Group meeting in 2017 December

Our group’s research focuses on theoretical and experimental characterization of point defects in semiconductors and semiconductor nanostructures. We are developing and implementing new techniques for introducing dopants and defects in semiconductor (nano)structures, and studying their properties by experimental and theoretical spectroscopy tools.

We combine heat combustion, ion or neutron irradiation, colloid chemistry and related techniques to fabricate semiconductor nanostructures. Our focus is on silicon carbide to realize ultimate in vivo bioimaging agents. We are active in the field of computational materials science and has a large experience in using density functional theory (DFT) based methods in solids and nanostructures. The group leader started to apply advanced hybrid density functional theory methods on defects in bulk and nanostructured semiconductors already from 2002. From 2005 the GW method was also applied. Advanced time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) has been employed to determine the absorption spectrum of nanoclusters since 2008. These theories were utilized directly to defect engineering in bulk semiconductors and in their oxide interface, biomarkers, solid state quantum bits and spintronics, solar cells and related topics.

Group members

Group leader
Adam Gali
Postdoc fellows
Dávid Beke
Gergő Thiering
Anton Pershin
Vladimir Verkhovlyuk
Song Li
Bian Guodong
Nikoletta Jegenyés
Graduate students
Nima Ghafari Cherati
Péter Rózsa
Szabolcs Czene
Mihály Mátyás Rudolf
Sarah Morais Bezerra
Meysam Mohseni
Undergraduate students
Balázs Tóth
Zoltán Sántha
Laboratory Assistants and Engineers
János Tamási
István Balogh
Laura Kocsor
Guest Researchers
Pei Li
Afonso Lamelas

Former members

  • Márton Vörös (industry)
  • Tamás Hornos (industry)
  • Hugo Pinto (now PostDoc at Adam Foster group)
  • Thomas Chanier (now PostDoc at Namur University)
  • Tamás Demján (industry)
  • Attila Szállás (industry)
  • Elisa Londero (now staff at Observatory of Trieste)
  • Krisztián Szász (now Postdoc at Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • Jyh-Pin Chou (now assistant professor at National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan)
  • Emilie Bruyer (industry)
  • Balázs Juhász (industry)
  • Philipp Auburger (industry)
  • Gyula Károlyházy
  • Naina Mukesh
  • Bálint Somogyi (industry: Semilab Ltd.)
  • Hanen Hamdi
  • Zoltán Bodrog
  • Péter Udvarhelyi (now Postdoc at University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Viktor Ivády (associate professor at Eötvös Loránd University)

Research partners around the world

See also

People around (members, former members, partner colleagues)