Short CV/Education and training

  • 1974
    Hochschulreife (higher education entrance qualification), extended grammar school (EOS) in Marienberg, Germany

  • 1974 – 1979
    Studied physics at Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • 1982
    Doctorate, Dresden University of Technology

  • 1995
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), Dresden University of Technology

  • Since 2001
    Professor at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Gradhand, M. et al.: Extrinsic spin Hall effect from first principles. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 2010. 186403.

  • Heiliger, C. et al.: Tunneling magnetoresistance on the subnanometer scale. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 2007. 066804.

  • Ostanin, S. et al.: Mn-stabilized zirconia: From imitation diamonds to a new potential high-T-C ferromagnetic spintronics material. In. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. 016101.

  • Maslyuk, V. V. et al.: Organometallic benzene-vanadium wires: A one-dimensional half-metallic ferromagnet. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 2006. 097201.

  • Zahn, P. et al.: Ab initio calculations of giant magnetoresistance for Fe/Cr-superlattices. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1995. 2996.

Selected projects

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 762: see here.

  • Research network Nanostructured Materials: see here, also see here.

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit (FOR) 404 "Oxide Interfaces", until 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission C9: Magnetism, since 2006

  • Elected member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board "Condensed Matter Physics", since 2004

  • Member of the nomination committee for the DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme, 2003 – 2009

  • Member of the R. W. Pohl prize committee, German Physical Society (GPS), 2003 – 2007

  • Elected peer reviewer of the DFG, 2001 – 2007


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