We investigate the atomic structure of crystalline materials. The combination of experimental methods and simulation-based analysis approaches helps us to understand complex materials.
We are inspired by naturally occurring atomic structures in geomaterials to un-derstand the relationship between short- and long-range ordering phenomena, structure-property relationships, host-guest interactions, and formation pro-cesses of distinct materials.
We are part of the Resarch Faculty MARUM
and the MAPEX
Center for Materials and Processes.
We are interested in crystalline materials with complex local atomic structures. This includes minerals occurring in the earth’s crust as well as synthetically produced compounds, especially microporous mate-rials (zeolites and metal-organic frame-works) and mullite¬type compounds.