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Hartwin Peelaers

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
2119 Interdisciplinary Science Building (CDS1) and 1071 Malott Hall


Professional Background

2018-Present: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
2015-2018: Associate Specialist, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
2011-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
2010-2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
2010: Postdoctoral researcher, Physics Department, University of Antwerp


2009: Ph.D., Physics, University of Antwerp
2005: M.S., Physics, University of Antwerp
2003: B.S., Physics, University of Antwer


I use and develop state-of-the-art computational first-principles methods based on Density Functional Theory (DFT) to describe and explain the physics of materials, with the goal of improving and designing the materials for the next generation nanoscale and energy devices. I am particularly interested in the physics of layered battery electrodes, novel photovoltaic materials, and the properties of materials at lower dimensions. More detailed information can be found on my website.

Department Communications
Paper of the Week

L. Z. Hadid, M. W. Morooka, J.‐E. Wahlund, L. Moore, T. E. Cravens*, M. M. Hedman, N. J. T. Edberg, E. Vigren, J. H. Waite Jr., R. Perryman, W. S. Kurth, W. M. Farrell, A. I. Eriksson, *KU Author

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