Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Abitur (A-levels), with distinction, M A Nexö Gymnasium (grammar school) of mathematics, natural sciences and technology in Dresden, Germany

  • 1990 – 1997
    Studied physics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

  • 1993 – 1994
    Year abroad at Imperial College in London, UK; awarded the Imperial College International Diploma

  • 1994 – 1997
    Student employee at the Dresden University of Technology in the Institute of Theoretical Physics under the Chair for nuclear and particle physics, Prof. Gerhard Soff

  • 1997
    Diplom degree in physics, with distinction: "Diphoton production in relativistic heavy ion collisions"

  • 1997 – 1998
    Research associate, Dresden University of Technology, Institute for Materials Science

  • 1998 – 2002
    Research associate, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, in the research groups of Dr Klaus Richter and Dr Henning Schomerus

  • 2000
    Visiting researcher at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA, in the Department of Applied Physics, in the research group of Prof. Douglas Stone

  • 2001
    Doctoral thesis: "Mesoscopic wave phenomena in electronic and optical ring structures"

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoc at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA, in the Department of Physics, in the research group of Prof. Harold Baranger

  • 2004 – 2006
    Research assistant, University of Regensburg, Germany, in the Institute of Theoretical Physics under the Chair, Prof. Milena Grifoni

  • 2005
    Visiting researcher at ATR in Kyoto, Japan, in the ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories, in the research group of Dr Takahisa Harayama

  • 2006 – 2012
    Head of the Emmy Noether group "Mesoscopic Systems" at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

  • 2011
    Hertha Sponer Prize of the German Physical Society

  • since 2012
    Professor for Theoretical Physics II/Computational Physics at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany

Selected publications

  • J.-W. Ryu, M. Hentschel, and S.-W. Kim, Quasiattractors in coupled maps and coupled dielectric cavities. Phys. Rev. E 85, 2012. 056213(1?6).

  • M. Hentschel, Billards für Licht. Physik Journal 10, 2011. 39-43. (article in German)

  • G. Röder, G. Tkachov, and M. Hentschel, Photoabsorption spectra and the X-ray edge problem in graphene. Europhys. Lett. 94, 2011. 67002(1-6).

  • Bedrich, R., Burdin, S., Hentschel, M.: The mesoscopic Kondo box: A mean-field approach. Phys. Rev. B 81, 2010. 174406(1-5).

  • Tkachov, G., Hentschel, M.: Coupling between chirality and pseudospin of Dirac fermions: Non-analytical particle-hole asymmetry and a proposal for a tunneling device. Phys. Rev. B 79, 2009. 195422(1-8).

  • Hentschel, M.: Optical microcavities as quantum-chaotic model systems: Openness makes the Difference. Adv. Sol. St. Phys. 48, 2009. 293-304.

  • Hentschel, M., Kwon, T.-Y.: Designing and understanding directional emission from spiral microlasers. Opt. Lett. 34, 2009. 163-165.

  • Wiersig, J., Hentschel, M.: Combining unidirectional light output and ultralow loss in deformed microdisks. Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 2008. 033901(1-4).

  • Hentschel, M., Guinea, F.: Orthogonality catastrophe and Kondo effect in graphene. In: Phys. Rev. B 76, 2007. 115407(1-7).

  • Hentschel, M., Ullmo, D., Baranger, H.: Fermi-edge singularities in the mesoscopic x-ray edge problem. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 2004. 176807(1-4).

  • Hentschel, M., Schomerus, H.: Fresnel laws at curved dielectric interfaces of microresonators. Phys. Rev. E 65, 2002. 045603.

  • Frustaglia, D., Hentschel, M., Richter, K.: Quantum transport in nonuniform magnetic fields: Aharonov-Bohm ring as a spin switch. Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 2001. 256602.

  • 16 invited talks on international conferences, 40 invited seminar and colloquium talks



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DFG funded Emmy Noether group "Many-body effects in chaotic and regular mesoscopic systems", 2006 – 2014

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit FG 760 "Scattering systems with complex dynamics", project leader for the project P6 "Quantum chaos in optical microcavities", 2007 – 2013

Conference Organisation:

  • International conference "Wave Chaos from the micro- to the macroscale", MPIPKS Dresden, October 2012

  • International workshop "Microcavities and their Applications", Pusan, Korea, May 2011 (WOMA 2011) and Peking, China, May 2013 (WOMA 2013)

  • International conference and seminar "New Frontiers of Quantum Chaos in Mesoscopic Systems", MPIPKS Dresden, Germany, May 2008

  • Asian-German Workshop "Optical Microcavities", MPIPKS Dresden, 2007 and 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for the journals Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, European Physical Journal B, Physica E, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters, Optic Express

  • Member of the German Physical Society, since 1997

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Outreach activities: The Long Night of Science and Girl's Day

  • Lectures for high school students

  • Other activities: climbing the Aconcagua (6954 m) and the Cotopaxi (5897 m), traveling by canoe through the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Family: three children, born 2009, 2010, and 2012


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