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.


Press releases


Collaborative Research


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  • all day: KiNSIS Colloquium: KiNSIS Benchmarking (Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens, Inorganic Solid State Chemistry, CAU)
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  • 16:15: Quantum carpets: A tool to observe decoherence (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich, University Ulm)
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
  • 16:00: Toward an objective assessment of mobility in clinical and daily activity assessments (Arash Atrsaei, EPFL)
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
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  • 16:15: Femtosecond science on-chip: Capturing light-induced anomalous Hall currents in graphene (Dr. James McIver, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
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  • 17:00: Chemie in unterschiedlichen Dimensionen - von Molekülen über supramolekulare Aggregate zu optoelektronischen Bauteilen (Prof. Dr. Arne Lützen, Uni Bonn)
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  • 16:15: The present and future of ESA's science program (Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger, Director of Science, ESA)
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  • 17:00: Leading beyond Chemistry: Research and Development at Evonik Industries AG (Dr. Felix Müller, Evonik Industries AG)
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  • 16:15: Plasma 2020 – The US National Academies Decadal Assessment of Plasma Physics: Overview and Future Research Opportunities (Prof. Dr. Mark J. Kushner, University of Michigan)
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