Head: Prof. Dr. Adam Kiejna, email: kiejna[at]


The group is carrying out both theoretical and experimental investigations of electronic and structural properties of materials, surfaces and interfaces. Our research activity covers the study of atomic-scale phenomena of adsorption, growth, properties of thin solid films and nanostructures, atomic interactions in metallic overlayers on well-defined solid surfaces by using several experimental probes. The aim of the theoretical subgroup is to complement and/or to guide experiment by providing a realistic description, resulting from first principles simulation of the structure, energetics and mechanisms of the processes occurring on the atomic and nanometer scale.