Volker Eyert is senior scientist at Materials Design, a company providing software, support, consulting, and contract research for atomistic materials research.
Volker Eyert received a physics degree (Dipl.-Phys.) in 1986 from the University of Münster, where he investigated valence instabilities in magnetic rare-earth chalcogenides with Professor Wolfgang Nolting. In 1991, he received a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, where he implemented a new full-potential augmented spherical-wave (ASW) electronic-structure method with Professor Jürgen Kübler. After taking a research associate position in the group of Professor Ole Krogh Andersen at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Volker Eyert got an offer from the Helmholtz Center Berlin to establish a new group on atomistic simulations for photovoltaic applications in 1995. In 1998, Volker Eyert completed his habilitation in theoretical physics at Augsburg University (Dr. rer. nat. habil. and Priv. Doz.), where he joined the faculty of the Institute of Physics as well as the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism as an assistant professor, prior to becoming a member of the Materials Design team in 2011.
Volker Eyert’s main research areas are the development and implementation of electronic-structure methods as based on density functional theory as well as the application of these approaches to the investigation of a large variety of materials with emphasis on correlated transition-metal chalcogenides. Recently, he has extended his field of interest to the combination of ab initio calculations with machine-learning methods.
Volker Eyert is the author of about 150 scientific publications and book chapters as well as a monograph on the “Augmented Spherical Wave Method”, which forms the basis of the ASW software package also developed by him.