Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy


Bernd Braunecker grew up mostly in Switzerland. He studied physics and received his PhD (docteur es sciences) at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and subsequently held fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, University of Basel and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Since 2013 he is a lecturer in theoretical physics at the University of St Andrews. Bernd Braunecker’s current research interests circulate around the ideas of understanding, designing and controlling quantum and energy effects in hybrid nanomaterials

Selected publications

Decoupled heat and charge rectification as a many-body effect in quantum wires, C. Stevenson, B. Braunecker, Phys. Rev. B 103, 115413 (2021)

Spatiotemporal Spread of Fermi-edge Singularity as Time Delayed Interaction and Impact on Time-dependent RKKY Type Coupling, C. Jackson, B. Braunecker, Phys. Rev. Res. 4, 013119 (2022)

Coherent backaction between spins and an electronic bath: Non-Markovian dynamics and low temperature quantum thermodynamic electron cooling, S. Matern, D. Loss, J. Klinovaja, B. Braunecker, Phys. Rev. B 100, 134308 (2019)

Intrinsic Metastabilities in the Charge Configuration of a Double Quantum Dot, D. E. F. Biesinger, C. P. Scheller, B. Braunecker, J. Zimmerman, A. C. Gossard, D. M. Zumbühl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 105804 (2015)

Entanglement detection from conductance measurements in carbon nanotube Cooper pair splitters, B. Braunecker, P. Burset, and A. Levy Yeyati, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 136806 (2013)