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.