Jakob Schiøtz

Jakob Schiøtz



Building: 307, 228

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45253228

Mobile: 5153 7757

Fax: 4593 2399

I am head of the theory group in the Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality. My main research interests are

  • Shape and functionality of nanoparticles: What determines the details of a nanoparticles shape, and how does this influence its catalytical properties.
  • Hot-electron assisted surface reactivity: Is it possible to use a nanostructured device to generate hot electrons (electrons with an energy of a few electron volts) and use them to trigger chemical reactions, which would otherwise only occur at higher temperature (if at all)?
  • Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of the mechanical properties of nanocrystalline metals and metallic glasses.



2007 - 2008 Course in research management (forskningsledelse) - Technical University of Denmark
1999 - 2000 Education in Didactics and Teaching Methodology for Teachers at DTU - Technical University of Denmark
1986 - 1991 M.Sc. in electronics engineering / applied physics - Technical University of Denmark
1992 - 1995 Ph.D. in physics - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics

Academic grades


Professional experience

1995 - 1996 Postdoc (WUSTL) - Washington University St. Louis, Department of Physics
1996 - 1997 Postdoc - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics
1997 - 1999 Research assistant professor (forskningsadjunkt) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics
1999 - Associate professor (lektor) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics


English, French, Some Icelandic

International experience

  • Postdoc at Washington University March 1995 to August 1996.
  • Participated in approx. 50 international conferences and meetings, including 17 invited talks.



Other information

Teaching and education:

  • Programme coordinator (kandidatstudieleder) for the Master programme in Physics and Nanotechnology.
  • Responsible or co-responsible for the following courses: 10004 Physical chemistry, Thermodynamics and Materials (1999-2004); 10301 Advanced Nanoscale Materials Physics (2004-2005); 10034 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (2005-present); 10303 Condensed Matter Physics and Nanoscale Materials Physics (2007-present).
  • Thesis advisor or co-advisor for five B.Sc. students and four M.Sc. students. 
  • Advisor or co-advisor for six Ph.D. students (bold indicates main advisor): Jesper Christiansen (2000-03), Gregers Kaat (2005-07), Søren Lund Frederiksen (2000-03), Anca Paduraru (2005-08), Jeppe Gavnholt (2006-09) and Thomas Olsen (2007-10).

Major grants:

2005 – 2010: Danish National Research Foundation: DNRF Center for Individual Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF). With Prof. Ib Chorkendorff (center leader), Ole Hansen, Jane H. Larsen and Ulrich Quaade. DKK 36.000.000 over five years.

2005 – 2007: Program Committee for Energy and Environment: Towards 25% efficiency solar cells: modeling and controlling defects in float zone silicon. In collaboration with Ole Andersen, Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S. DKK 2.247.000 over three years. 


  • P. Gorm-Petersens memorial award (1997).
  • Reviewing for the following journals: Science, Nature Materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, Phil. Mag. A, Met. Trans., Acta Mater., Scripta Mater., Comput. Mater. Sci. and Microelec. Eng.
  • Maintainer of the Asap molecular dynamics program, released under the GNU General Public License as part of the CAMPOS software.


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  • Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)

    ISSNs: 1098-0121, 2469-9950, 1098-0121

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1550-235X, 2469-9969

    American Physical Society, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): SJR 1.933 SNIP 0.94, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Local database


  • Physical Review Letters

    ISSNs: 0031-9007

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1079-7114

    American Physical Society, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): SJR 3.56 SNIP 2.133, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Journal of Chemical Physics

    ISSNs: 0021-9606

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1089-7690

    American Institute of Physics, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.073 SNIP 0.755, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


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