Michael F. Herbst

Michael F. Herbst is a postdoctoral researcher with Benjamin Stamm at the Applied and Computational Mathematics research lab at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Having obtained a PhD in theoretical chemistry as well as multiple years of research experience in applied mathematics, Michael’s interests span broadly within the field of materials modeling. His current research concentrates on developing efficient and robust simulation algorithms for electronic-structure theory simulations by combining physical principles as well as rigorous methods to control simulation error. As one of the lead developers of the DFTK Julia density-functional theory software, Michael is involved with both the uncertainty quantification as well as the software development efforts at CESMIX.