Claudia Draxl is full professor at the Humboldt-Universität and Max-Planck Fellow at the Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin, Germany. She studied physics and mathematics at the University of Graz, where she got her PhD in solid-state theory. Among other prizes, she won the Ludwig Boltzmann Award of the Austrian Physical Society and was conferred a honorary doctorate of Uppsala University (Sweden).
Her research is dedicated to the understanding of conventional and organic semi-conductors and interfaces thereof, complex alloys, 2D systems and more. A major focus is excited states, using and developing techniques beyond density functional theory. Another focus point concerns data-driven research. She is author of about 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals.