Quantum Transport and Electronic Structure Theory Unit (Fabian Pauly)

The “Quantum Transport and Electronic Structure Theory Unit” studies different aspects of quantum transport through nanostructures and nanostructured materials, ranging from charge to heat transport, as well as excited states and their dynamics. We typically use first-principles electronic structure theory to construct material-specific models and different techniques of many-body theory such as Keldysh nonequilibrium Green’s functions or many-body perturbation theory to describe the complex physical behavior. Many projects are carried out together with international partners, involving both experimental and theoretical colleagues.

Overview of research topics

  • Electrical and thermal transport through nanostructures
  • Excited states and light-matter interactions
  • Ab-initio electronic structure theory


  • Fabian Pauly accepts an offer to work as a tenured full professor at University of Augsburg, Germany. The research unit will be closed at the end of February 2020 at OIST in order to start work at Augsburg in March 2020.
  • This group starts in March 2018.