Biography

I was born and raised in Uberlandia, Brazil. I studied Physics and Mathematics at the Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil, and I did my PhD in Physics in the Sao Carlos Institute of Physics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Afterwards, I spent nearly 4 years as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil, and I held researcher positions at the University of California-Davis, USA, University of Chicago, USA, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. In August 2019 I was appointed Lecturer in Physics in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Keele University, England.

Research and scholarship

My research focuses on theoretical study and computational simulations of materials for technological applications. I use first-principles quantum mechanical methods based on density-functional theory and many-body perturbation theory to investigate the electronic, magnetic, optical and transport properties of different systems, from molecules to two-dimensional (2D) materials and surfaces. My goal is to gain deep understanding of properties, processes and phenomena on atomic level in order to predict and design materials for spintronics, optoelectronics, sensors, catalysis, and energy conversion. I work in close collaboration with experimentalists joining efforts to explore novel materials and discover new properties. My research interests include (i) 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures for flexible and portable applications, (ii) hybrid organic/inorganic materials for optoelectronic applications, (iii) transition metal oxide and nitride semiconductors for solar water splitting, and (iv) nanomaterials for spintronics.

For further information see the personal webpage of Dr Juliana Morbec

Teaching

Year 2

  • Problem classes

Selected Publications

  • Kachel SR, Klein BP, Morbec JM, Schöniger M, Hutter M, Schmid M, Kratzer P, Meyer B, Tonner R, Gottfried JM. 2020. Chemisorption and Physisorption at the Metal/Organic Interface: Bond Energies of Naphthalene and Azulene on Coinage Metal Surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 124(15), 8257-8268. doi> link> full text>
  • Pollmann E, Morbec JM, Madauß L, Bröckers L, Kratzer P, Schleberger M. 2020. Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoflakes Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition on Graphite: Nucleation, Orientation, and Charge Transfer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 124(4), 2689-2697. doi> full text>
  • Klein BP, Morbec JM, Franke M, Greulich KK, Sachs M, Parhizkar S, Bocquet FC, Schmid M, Hall SJ, Maurer RJ, Meyer B, Tonner R, Kumpf C, Kratzer P, Gottfried JM. 2019. The Molecule-Metal Bond of Alternant versus Nonalternant Aromatic Systems on Coinage Metal Surfaces: Naphthalene versus Azulene on Ag(111) and Cu(111). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123(48), 29219-29230. doi> full text>
  • Rahman AU, Morbec JM, Rahman G, Kratzer P. 2018. Commensurate versus incommensurate heterostructures of group-III monochalcogenides. Physical Review Materials, vol. 2(9), 094002. doi> link> full text>
  • Govindaraju GV, Morbec JM, Galli GA, Choi K-S. 2018. Experimental and Computational Investigation of Lanthanide Ion Doping on BiVO4 Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122(34), 19416-19424. doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • de Godoy MPF, Gratens X, Chitta VA, Mesquita A, de Lima MM, Cantarero A, Rahman G, Morbec JM, de Carvalho HB. 2020. Defect induced room temperature ferromagnetism in high quality Co-doped ZnO bulk samples. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 157772. doi> link> full text>
  • Kachel SR, Klein BP, Morbec JM, Schöniger M, Hutter M, Schmid M, Kratzer P, Meyer B, Tonner R, Gottfried JM. 2020. Chemisorption and Physisorption at the Metal/Organic Interface: Bond Energies of Naphthalene and Azulene on Coinage Metal Surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 124(15), 8257-8268. doi> link> full text>
  • Pollmann E, Morbec JM, Madauß L, Bröckers L, Kratzer P, Schleberger M. 2020. Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoflakes Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition on Graphite: Nucleation, Orientation, and Charge Transfer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 124(4), 2689-2697. doi> full text>
  • Suzuki T, Lawrence J, Morbec JM, Kratzer P, Costantini G. 2019. Surface structural phase transition induced by the formation of metal–organic networks on the Si(111)--In surface. Nanoscale, vol. 11, 21790-21798. doi> full text>
  • Klein BP, Morbec JM, Franke M, Greulich KK, Sachs M, Parhizkar S, Bocquet FC, Schmid M, Hall SJ, Maurer RJ, Meyer B, Tonner R, Kumpf C, Kratzer P, Gottfried JM. 2019. The Molecule-Metal Bond of Alternant versus Nonalternant Aromatic Systems on Coinage Metal Surfaces: Naphthalene versus Azulene on Ag(111) and Cu(111). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123(48), 29219-29230. doi> full text>
  • Rahman AU, Morbec JM, Rahman G, Kratzer P. 2018. Commensurate versus incommensurate heterostructures of group-III monochalcogenides. Physical Review Materials, vol. 2(9), 094002. doi> link> full text>
  • Govindaraju GV, Morbec JM, Galli GA, Choi K-S. 2018. Experimental and Computational Investigation of Lanthanide Ion Doping on BiVO4 Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122(34), 19416-19424. doi> full text>
  • da Silva RT, Mesquita A, de Zevallos AO, Chiaramonte T, Gratens X, Chitta VA, Morbec JM, Rahman G, García-Suárez VM, Doriguetto AC, Bernardi MIB, de Carvalho HB. 2018. Multifunctional nanostructured Co-doped ZnO: Co spatial distribution and correlated magnetic properties. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 20(30), 20257-20269. doi> link> full text>
  • Morbec JM, Rahman G, Kratzer P. 2018. Single-atom vacancy in monolayer phosphorene: A comprehensive study of stability and magnetism under applied strain. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 465, 546-553. doi> link> full text>
  • Suzuki T, Lawrence J, Walker M, Morbec JM, Blowey P, Yagyu K, Kratzer P, Costantini G. 2017. Indium coverage of the Si(111)- 7×3 -In surface. Physical Review B, vol. 96(3), 035412. doi> full text>
  • Lage MR, Morbec JM, Santos MH, de M. Carneiro JW, Costa LT. 2017. Natural polyprenylated benzophenone: keto-enol tautomerism from density functional calculations and the AIM theory. Journal of Molecular Modeling, vol. 23(4), Article 140. doi> link>
  • Oliveira JB, Morbec JM, Miwa RH. 2017. Mechanical and electronic properties of SiC nanowires: An ab initio study. Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 121(10), 104302. doi> full text>
  • Morbec JM and Kratzer P. 2017. The role of the van der Waals interactions in the adsorption of anthracene and pentacene on the Ag(111) surface. The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 146(3), 034702. doi> link> full text>
  • Morbec JM and Galli G. 2016. Charge transport properties of bulk Ta3N5 from first principles. Physical Review B, vol. 93(3), 035201. doi> full text>
  • Rahman G, Morbec JM, Ferradás R, García-Suárez VM, English NJ. 2015. Distortion induced magnetic phase transition in cubic BaFeO3. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 401, 1097-1105. doi> link>
  • Morbec JM, Narkeviciute I, Jaramillo TF, Galli G. 2014. Optoelectronic properties ofTa3N5: A joint theoretical and experimental study. Physical Review B, vol. 90(15), 155204. doi> full text>
  • Morbec JM and Rahman G. 2013. Role of vacancies in the magnetic and electronic properties of SiC nanoribbons: Anab initiostudy. Physical Review B, vol. 87(11), 115428. doi> full text>
  • Rahman G, García-Suárez VM, Morbec JM. 2012. Intrinsic magnetism in nanosheets of SnO2: A first-principles study. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 328, 104-108. doi>
  • Costa CD and Morbec JM. 2011. Boron and nitrogen impurities in SiC nanoribbons: anab initioinvestigation. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 23(20), 205504. doi>
  • Morbec JM and Miwa RH. 2011. Theoretical Study of Carbon Clusters in Silicon Carbide Nanowires. Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 2011, 1-8. doi> full text>
  • MORBEC JM and CAPELLE K. 2009. EXACT AND APPROXIMATE RELATIONS FOR THE SPIN-DEPENDENCE OF THE EXCHANGE ENERGY IN HIGH MAGNETIC FIELDS. International Journal of Modern Physics B, vol. 23(12n13), 3004-3008. doi>
  • Morbec JM and Capelle K. 2008. Contribution of the second Landau level to the exchange energy of the three-dimensional electron gas in a high magnetic field. Physical Review B, vol. 78(8), 085107. doi> full text>
  • Morbec JM and Capelle K. 2008. Orbital-polarization terms: From a phenomenological to a first-principles description of orbital magnetism in density-functional theory. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 108(13), 2433-2441. doi>
  • Morbec JM and Miwa RH. 2006. Ge adsorption on SiC(0001): An ab initio study. Surface Science, vol. 600(5), 1107-1112. doi>
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