Claude Ederer

Prof. Dr. Claude Ederer


Adjunct Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 81 68
Fax: +41 44 633 14 59

ORCID: 0000-0002-2280-8022


ETH Zürich
Claude Ederer
Professur für Materialtheorie
HIT  G 23.8
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich

Organisations Lecturer at the Department of Materials
Research Field

First principles-based materials theory, magnetic oxides, ferroelectricity, multiferroics, materials with strong electronic correlations.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  • Ph.D., Physics, July 2003, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Diplom, Physics, March 2000, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Research Experience and Employment

  • since 03/2012: Senior Scientist/Lecturer within the Materials Theory Group, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 09/2007 - 02/2012: PIYRA Research Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor), School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 08/2006 - 08/2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, USA. Mentor: Prof. Andrew J. Millis.
  • 09/2003 - 07/2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Research Laboratory and Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Mentor: Prof. Nicola A. Spaldin.
  • 04/2000 - 07/2003: Ph.D. research, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, Thesis: Ab initio theory of x-ray magneto-optical phenomena in systems with reduced dimensionality, Supervisor: Prof. Manfred Fähnle.
  • 02/1999 - 03/2000: Diplom research, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, Thesis: Ab initio calculation of spin wave spectra in complex systems and implementation of a “Full-Spin” LMTO method, Supervisor: Prof. Manfred Fähnle.

Honors and Awards

  • Ad Hominem Professor, ETH Zürich (since 04/2017)
  • CRANN Investigator 2009-2012 (CRANN is Ireland's leading Nanoscience Research Centre)
  • President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) 2007
Additional Information

Full publication list (including pre-ETH publications) is available at ORCID.

Course Catalogue
327-0214-00L Programming II - Stochastic Simulations
327-0624-00L Simulation Techniques in Materials Science
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