Personal data Maria Fyta, PhD
Place of birth: Germany
Nationality: Greek
2012 -- present: Juniorprofessor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany
2008 -- 2012: Postdoctoral and Marie Curie fellow at the group of Prof. R. Netz, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
2005 -- 2008: Postdoctoral fellow at the group of Prof. E. Kaxiras, Department of Physics, Harvard University USA
1999 -- 2005: Teaching assistant at the University of Crete, Greece
6/2005: PhD (Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece)
Advisor: Prof. P.C. Kelires (University of Crete)
Title:Theoretical investigation of the energetics and mechanical properties of nanostructured amorphous carbon
9/2001: M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
1995 -- 1999: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Crete, Greece.
Summary of scientific contributions Link to publications
Research interests
Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics
Tunable nanomaterials
Optoelectronic and mechanical properties of nanostructured and defective materials
Hybrid bio/nanomaterials
Two-dimensional materials and heterostructures
Chemically modified and biofunctionalized materials
Nanopore materials for biosensing
Teaching Experience:
2012 -- present: Lecturer for undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Stuttgart
2008 -- 2011: Teaching assistant for advanced courses at the Physics Department, Technical University of Munich
1999 -- 2005: Teaching assistant for courses in Physics and Mathematics taught at the Physics Department, University of Crete
Scholarships & Awards
2010 : Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship
2009 : Postdoctoral fellowship for women by the Munich Cluster of Excellence (Stelle fuer Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin aus der Exzellenzinitiative)
2008 : Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship
2007 : Best Paper in a Workshop at ICCS 2007 (International Conference on Computational Science): Multiscale Modeling of Biopolymer Translocation Through a Nanopore by M. Fyta, S. Melchionna, E. Kaxiras, and S. Succi.
2002 : Award from the National Scholarships Foundation,Greece for graduate study
1998 : 2nd Price at the Summer school on Advanced Physics, UoC - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
1996, 1997 : Consecutive awards from the National Scholarships Foundation, Greece for undergraduate study
Member: Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, European Physical Society, Deutscher Hochschulverband
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