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PD Dr. Denis Kochan


Green's functions, tight-binding, group theory, $k\cdot p$ methods, transport     equations, KWANT simulations, effective model building, ab-initio calculations (in a beginning phase),

Spin injection, spin-orbit coupling, charge and spin transport, spin relaxation mechanisms, resonant scattering, metal-insulator transitions, heat transport, proximity effects, superconductivity, Majorana modes, topological phenomena,

Systems and materials:
Single and bilayer graphene, adatom functionalized graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), topological insulators, Josephson junctions,

Spin relaxation:


Effective Models:

Teaching at University of Regensburg

09/2010 - now

More than 45 Semester-Week-Hours of teaching of various classes and courses:

Differential Geometry, Solid State Physics, Statistical Physics, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods, Mesoscopic Physics


Summer 2019

Prize for the Best Teacher in Summer Term

 Brief CV


Habilitation in Condensed Mater Physics

University of Regensburg

09/2010 - now

Research associate, University of Regensburg

Entangled with the research groups of 1) Ferdinand Evers, 2) Jaroslav Fabian, 3) Klaus Richter, 4) Christoph Strunk, 5) Dieter Weiss

08/2004 - 06/2010

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Comenius University - Bratislava,

Czech Academy of Sciences - Řež near Prague,

Theory division CERN - Geneve,

Erwin Schrödinger Institute - Wien

09/2000 - 08/2003

Research associate, Comenius University - Bratislava

Ph.D. in mathematical physics

09/1995 - 06/2000

Study of Physics, Comenius University - Bratislava

MSc. in physics


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Publications with affiliation to the University Regensburg

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PD Dr. Denis Kochan

Computational Condensed Matter Theory Group
Institut I - Theoretische Physik
Universität Regensburg,
D-93040 Regensburg

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