Jonas Bekaert

Postdoctoral researcher

Research

Research group

Condensed Matter Theory

Expertise

  • Expertise on quantum theory applied to nanoscale and nanoengineered materials, in view of their mechanical, electronic, magnetic and optical properties. The main methodology used is density functional theory (DFT), put to practice using highly parallelized computing. Current research activities mainly involve novel quantum states in two-dimensional materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, with a strong focus on collective electron behaviour, such as superconductivity. Here, the DFT results are combined with dedicated quantum field theories describing these collective quantum states. Furthermore, a strong experience on solar cell performance and other energy applications was built up over the years.

Projects

You can find here all of the projects that are recorded in the research database of UAntwerp under the name of the academic staff member that acts as a promoter, copromoter or grant holder (a.o. FWO). It concerns only those research projects and mandates that were acquired after an external or internal competition.