Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Abitur (A-levels), Hoffmann von Fallersleben Gymnasium (grammar school), Wolfsburg

  • 1985 – 1991
    Studied physics at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

  • 1991
    Diplom degree in physics at Braunschweig University of Technology

  • 1992 – 1995
    Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1995 – 1996
    Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Göttingen

  • 1996 – 2001
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Göttingen

  • 2001 – 2008
    Private lecturer at the University of Göttingen

  • Since 2008
    Adjunct professor at the University of Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Wagner, S., Pundt, A.: Resitivity of thin films at the percolation threshold. In: Acta Materialia 58, 2010. S. 1387-1394.

  • Nörthemann, K., Pundt, A.: Coherent-to-semi-coherent transition of precipitates in niobium hydrogen thin films. In: Phys. Rev. B 78, 2008. 014105-1.

  • Schmidt, S., Pundt, A.: Hydrogen Loading of Metal Nanowires: an AFM-Study. In: Surf. Sci. 602, 2008. S. 54-61.

  • Pundt, A. et al.: Adhesion energy measurements by means of white-light interferrometry and controlled buckling technique. In: Scripta Mat. 57, 2007. S. 889-892.

  • Pundt, A., Kirchheim, R.: Hydrogen in metals: microstructural aspects. In: Ann. Rev. Mat. Res. 36, 2006. S. 555-608.

  • Pundt, A. et al.: Adhesion energy between metal films and polymers obtained by studying buckling induced by hydrogen. In: Acta Mater. 52, 2004. S. 1579-1587.

  • Procházka, I. et al.: Hydrogen-induced defects in bulk niobium. In: Phys. Rev. B 69, 2004. 224106.

  • Suleiman, M. et al.: Phase transition and lattice expansion during hydrogen loading of nanometer-sized Palladium clusters. In: J. Alloys and Compounds 644, 2003. S. 356-357.

  • Sachs, C. et al.: Solubility of Hydrogen in single-sized Clusters of Palladium. In: Phys. Rev. B 64, 2001. 075408.

  • Pundt, A. et al.: Nano scale surface modifications during hydrogen absorption in Gd thin films. In: Phys. Rev. B 61, 2000. 9964.

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre SFB 602 A9 "Surface modification and phase transition of adhering layers with hydrogen and oxygen" (Pundt/Kirchheim)

  • DFG project PU131/6-1 "Investigation of the substructure of M-H clusters" (Pundt/Kirchheim)

  • DFG project PU131/7-1 "Percolation of palladium microstructures by hydrogen-induced lattice expansion – experimental and theoretical studies" (Pundt)

  • EU project INTAS 7672 (Coordinator: Pundt) "Thematic Call of Energy" (Göttingen, Prague, Moscow, Yekaterinburg), "Hydrogen generation and storage by highly porous nanocomposites"

  • Coordinator for the Göttingen side of the Humboldt Institutional Partnership Prague-Rossendorf-Göttingen

  • German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI) project HYDEE "Embrittlement of austenitic steels"

    DFG SFB 602 B12 "Plastic deformation mechanisms in nano to microscale metals" (Pundt/Volkert)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Physical Society (DPG)

  • German Society for Materials Research (DGM )

  • Elected member of the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) conference board on Hydrogen-Metals Systems (vice chair 2009, chair 2011), since 2008

  • Organisation of the DPG symposium "Hydrogen in Materials: New developments", 72nd annual meeting of the DPG and DPG spring meeting, 2008

  • Spring meeting of the Research Group on Solid-State Physics, Berlin, Germany, 2008

  • Panel discussion speaker at conferences on nanotechnology, United Arab Emirates, and the hydrogen economy, 2008

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • 2002 – 2003 and 2009 – 2010 Parental leave


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