Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1994
    Academic employee, University of Magdeburg (in the Faculty of Technology, and starting in 1984 in the Faculty of Natural Sciences)

  • 1994 – 2000
    C1 professor and chair in experimental physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • 1996 – 1997
    Visiting professor at Rochester University, Rochester, New York State, USA

  • 2000 – 2005
    C3 position at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany; Experimental Department under Gösele

  • 2006
    Research associate, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf research centre

  • 2006 – 2007
    W2 professor of applied physics, University of Paderborn

  • 2007
    W3 professor of nanotechnology, IMTEK, Faculty of Technology, University of Freiburg

Selected publications

  • Ramgir, N.S., Yang, Y., Zacharias, M.: Nanowire-Based Sensors. In: Small 6, 2010. S. 1705.

  • Godefroo, M. et al.: Classification and control of the origin of photoluminescence from Si nanocrystals. In: Nature Nanotechnology 3, 2008. S. 174.

  • Fan, H.J. et al.: Influence of surface diffusion on the formation of hollow nanostructures induced by the Kirkendall effect: The basic concept. In: Nano Letters 7, 2007. S. 993.

  • Fan, H.J., Gösele, U., Zacharias, M.: Nanotubes and hollow nanoparticles based on Kirkendall and diffusion process: A review. In: Small 3, 2007. S. 1660.

  • Kim, D.S. et al.: Laser-Interference Lithography Tailored for Highly Symmetrically Arranged ZnO Nanowire Arrays. In: Small 3, 2007. S. 76.

  • Fan, H.J., Werner, P., Zacharias, M.: Semiconductor nanowires: from self organization to patterned growth. In: Small 2, 2006. S. 700.

  • Fan, H.J. et al.: Monocrystalline spinel nanotube fabrication based on the Kirkendall effect. In: Nature Materials 5, 2006. S. 627.

  • Heitmann, J. et al.: Excitons in Si nanocrystals: confinement and migration effects. In: Phys. Rev. B 69, 2004. S. 195309.

  • Zacharias, M. et al.: Size-controlled highly luminescent silicon nanocrystals: A SiO/SiO2 superlattice approach. In: Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 2002. S. 661.

  • Zacharias, M. et al.: Physical properties of amorphous SiOx:Hy-alloys prepared by dc-magnetron sputtering with water vapour as oxygen source. In: Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 1999. S. 2614.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Coordinator of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme SPP 1165

  • Reinhard Koselleck project, DFG, 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Board of trustees, Physik Journal

Additional qualifications

  • PhysicsDiplom degree 1980, semiconductor physics


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