I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Volker Blum at Duke University, MEMS department. My field of expertise is density functional theory (DFT) based ab-initio modeling in solid state and chemical physics. Current responsibilities include developing NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) capabilities into the FHI-aims package, which is an all-electron DFT package based on numeric atomic orbitals.
I completed my PhD with Dr. Vitali Nagirnyi at the University of Tartu in 2015.
R. Laasner et al., "Cation influence on exciton localization in homologue scheelites", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 385501 (2015)
R. Laasner, "G0W0 band structure of CdWO4", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 125503 (2014)
R. Laasner et al., "Band tail absorption saturation in CdWO4 with 100 fs laser pulses", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 245901 (2013)
S. Markov et al., "Modelling of decay kinetics of self-trapped exciton luminescence in CdWO4 under femtosecond laser excitation in absorption saturation conditions", C. Eur. J. Phys. 10, 1002 (2012)
Author of GADfit: a package for global nonlinear optimization with automatic differentiation.