Mira Todorova, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany

Mira Todorova studied physics at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, and then moved to the Fritz-Haber-Institute in Berlin (Scheffler group) to pursued her PhD. She investigated the oxidation of palladium surfaces and graduated from the Technical University Berlin in 2004. After her PhD she spent two years in Australia as a PostDoc at the University of Sydney (Stampfl group), before returning to Germany to work at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf (Neugebauer group). Her research centres on ab-initio based multi-scale modelling of materials properties, in particular the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, and the linking of first-principles calculations with thermodynamic and statistical concepts.