Professor Weinert's main research interests are:
• The investigation of the electronic and magnetic structure of complex materials -- surfaces, interfaces, alloys, and nanostructured systems -- from first-principles, with emphasis on phase stability, defects, transport, and nanostructures.
• The analysis and interpretation of experiments involving spectroscopies such as photoemission, Auger, x-ray absorption, and scanning tunneling spectroscopy, and experiments related to the growth and atomic structure as probed by electron microscopy and scanning probes.
• The development and use of advanced first-principles electronic structure methods to model and understand the properties of materials.
Michael Weinert received his B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics in 1976 at Northwestern University and his Sc.M in 1977 at Brown University. In 1982 he graduated from Northwestern University with a Ph.D in Physics. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory Physics in the Condensed Matter Theory Group from 1982 to 2001, and was a Visiting Scientist at the KFA-Juelich (Germany) in 1986-7.
Since 2001 Professor Weinert has been at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Surface Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institue of Physics (U.K.), and is an Associate Editor of Physical Review B and a member of the Editorial Board of Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Weinert is also a member of the Scientific Oversight Committee of the Department of Energy's Computational Materials Science Network.
- M. Weinert, G. Schneider, R. Podlucky, and J. Redinger
"FLAPW: Applications and implementations"
J. Phys. Condens. Matter 21, 084201 (2009)
- Y. Qi, S. T. King, S. H. Cheung, M. Weinert, and L. Li
"Incorporation of Ge on GaN(0001)"
Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 111918 (2008)
- Yu. S. Dedkov, C. Laubschat, S. Khmelevskyi, J. Redinger, P. Mohn, and M. Weinert
"YCo2: Intrinsic Magnetic Surface of a Paramagnetic Bulk Material"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 047204 (2007)
- S. T. King, M. Weinert, and L. Li
"Atomistic view of the autosurfactant effect during GaN epitaxy"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 206106 (2007)
- V. K. Lazarov, J. Zimmerman, S. H. Cheung, L. Li, M. Weinert, and M. Gajdardziska-Josifovska
"Selected growth of cubic and hexagonal GaN epitaxial films on polar MgO(111)"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 216101 (2005)