Claudia Felser



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Department of Solid State Chemistry


  • Germany


Habilitation (Inorganic Chemistry) University of Mainz
Dr. rer. nat., University of Cologne
Diploma (Inorganic Chemistry) University of Cologne


Claudia Felser’s main research areas are the design, synthesis and investigation of new quantum materials with topological properties.

Based on the structural and electronic structure relation between semiconductors such as HgTe, it has been possible to design new topological insulators within the class of Heusler compounds with additional properties such as superconductivity or magnetism.


ACATECH, German National Academy of Science and Technology, 2019

APS James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials together with Bernevig and Dai, 2019

2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher

Member of the Leopoldina, National Academy of Science, 2018

ERC Advanced Grant TOPMAT, 2017

Relevant Publications

M. G. Vergniory, L. Elcoro, Claudia Felser, Nicolas Regnault, B. Andrei Bernevig, Zhijun Wang. “A complete catalogue of high-quality topological materials.” Nature 566, 480 (2019).

Enke Liu, Yan Sun, Lukas Müchler, Aili Sun, Lin Jiao, Johannes Kroder, Vicky Süß, Horst Borrmann, Wenhong Wang, Walter Schnelle, Steffen Wirth, Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein, Claudia Felser. “Giant anomalous Hall effect in a ferromagnetic Kagomé-lattice semimetal.” Nature Physics14, 1125 (2018).

Ajaya K. Nayak, Vivek Kumar, Peter Werner, Eckhard Pippel, Roshnee Sahoo, Franҫoise  Damay, Ulrich K. Rößler, Claudia Felser, Stuart S. P. Parkin. “Magnetic antiskyrmions above room temperature in tetragonal Heusler materials.” Nature 548, 561 (2017).

Johannes Gooth, Anna Corinna Niemann, Bernd Gotsmann, Fabian Menges, Tobias Meng, Marcus Schmidt, Ruben Hühne, Bernd Rellinghaus, Claudia Felser, Binghai Yan, Kornelius Nielsch. “Experimental signatures of the gravitational anomaly in the Weyl semimetal NbP.” Nature 547, 324 (2017).