Prof. David Holec
David Holec studied mathematics and physics at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. After completing his Ph.D. in materials science from University of Cambridge, UK, he has joined the group of Prof. Paul H. Mayrhofer at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, in 2008. In 2016 David obtained his Habilitation (Venia Docenti) in the field of “Computational Materials Science”. He is heading Computational Materials Science group at Department of Materials Science, Montanuniversität Leoben. Austria. The focus on his research spans from electronic structure calculations through atomistic modelling to continuum mechanics, and covers topics related to structural and functioncal materials such phase stability, mechanical properties, structural defects, functionalisation of surfaces, nanoparticles or electronic and optical properties. He has published more than 120 papers in peer-review journals leading to h-index of 25.