Udo Schwingenschlögl, Ph.D.


​Professor of Material Science and Engineering

Research Interests

​Dr. Schwingenschlögl's research interests concentrate on the electronic and structural properties of nanostructured systems, in particular those including surfaces and interfaces. He has an extensive publication record approaching 200 articles.

Selected Publications

  • Special quasirandom structures for binary/ternary group IV random alloys 
    Chroneos, C. Jiang, R.W. Grimes, and U. Schwingenschlögl
    Chemical Physics Letters, 493, 97-102, (2010)
  • Finite-bias electronic transport of molecules in a water solution 
    Rungger, X. Chen, U. Schwingenschlögl, and S. Sanvito
    Physical Review B, 81, 235407, (2010)
  • Extrinsic doping in silicon revisited 
    U. Schwingenschlögl, A. Chroneos, C. Schuster, and R.W. Grimes
    Applied Physics Letters, 96, 242107, (2010)
  • Ab initio description of disordered Sr(x)K(x)Fe(2)As(2) using the coherent potential approximation 
    J.J. Pulikkotil and U. Schwingenschlögl
    Physical Review Letters, 104, 177006, (2010)
  • The influence of Ni additions on the relative stability of η and η' Cu(6)Sn(5) 
    U. Schwingenschlögl, C. Di Paola, K. Nogita, and C.M. Gourlay
    Applied Physics Letters, 96, 061908, (2010)


  • Ph.D., Universität Augsburg, 2004
  • Diploma, Universität Augsburg, 2001

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Member, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

​materials modeling first-principles calculations novel functional materials quantum transport 2D materials nanomaterials