Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Eckhard Pehlke

Leibnizstr. 15, R.LS15-R.232
Phone: +49 431 880-4112
Telefax: +49 431 880-4094

Theoretical physics
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


»My working group focusses on interactions on surfaces of solids. Beyond predicting atomic and electronic structures we calculate energy barriers of the dissociative adsorption as well as diffusion processes of atoms and molecules on surfaces – solely based on basic principles. We simulate electronic energy transfer processes, like energy dissipation in electron-hole-pair excitation in adsorption at metal surfaces, and the process of photoemission by ab initio molecular dynamics. The simulations, which are based on time dependent density functional theory, allow for detailed insights into the mechanisms of electronic  non adiabatic processes.«

Eckhard Pehlke. Since 2003 professor for Theoretical Physics at Kiel University. Before that research assistant at the Institute for Laser and Plasma Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, from 1996 to 1999 research assistant at the physics department of TU Munich. In 1999 habilitation at TU Munich, in 1989 doctorate at Kiel University.


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Collaborative Research


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  • 13:00: KiNSIS Workshop
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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Research Training Group 2154 "Materials for Brain", Prof. Dr. Rainer Adelung
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  • 16:00: Discovery and Design of Mesoscale Structures for Optimum and Novel Properties Guided by Phase-field Simulations (Long-Qing Chen, Penn State University)
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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Young Academy Lunch 'n' Meet
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  • all day: Quō vādis, Artificial Cancer? Biomechanical characterization of cells cultured on 1D, 2D and in 3D polymer-based scaffolds (Dr. Aldo Leal-Egaña, Heidelberg University)
  • 17:00: “Fluorine in peptide, protein and bacterial cell engineering” (Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch, FU Berlin)
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  • 16:00: Uncovering switching and failure mechanism in memristive devices by in-situ spectromicroscopy (Regina Dittmann, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH & RWTH Aachen University)
  • 17:00: Inaugural lecture: "Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis" (Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens)
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  • 16:15: Transient atmospheric plasmas – mastering the nonequilibrium (Prof. Dr. Achim von Keudell, Bochum)
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