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Peter Schindler
Visiting Scholar


  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, 2015
  • M.Sc. Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, 2011
Peter is an Erwin-Schrödinger postdoctoral fellow from University of Vienna and currently conducting research as a visiting scholar in Prof. Reed's group. Previously, he worked on high-efficiency thermionic energy converters in Prof. Roger Howe's group in the Electrical Engineering Department where he started to learn and use density functional theory. His current research focuses on finding new ultra-low work function  materials for thermionic converters by employing density functional theory and data science approaches

His Ph.D. research was focused on atomic layer deposition of high-k dielectrics and transmission electron microscopy studies thereof. This work was a collaboration between University of Vienna and Prof. Fritz Prinz from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford.Peter grew up in Vienna and spent the recent few years in California and is enjoying the professionally thriving environment and the weather of the Bay Area. In his free time he enjoys photography, latin dancing, drums and having game nights with friends.

Publications can be found at Google scholar.

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