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 Prof Klaus Richter and Prof 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

  • 2017
    Host and chief scientific and local organizer of the 21st German Women in Physics Meeting at TU Ilmenau (150 participants)

Selected publications

  • J. Kullig, C.-H. Yi, M. Hentschel, and J. Wiersig, Exceptional points of third-order in a layered optical microdisk cavity, New J. Phys. 20, 083016 (2018)

  • J. M. Köhler, D. Kuhfuß, P. Witthöft, M. Hentschel, and A. Knauer, Single-photon-singleelectron transition for interpretation of optical spectra of nonspherical metal nanoparticles in aqueous colloidal solutions, Journal of Nanomaterials 2018, 1781389(1-8) (2018)

  • J. Kreismann and M. Hentschel, The optical Möbius strip cavity: Tailoring geometric phases and far fields, Europhys. Lett. 121, 24001(1-6) (2018)

  • P. Stockschläder and M. Hentschel, Consequences of a wave-correction extended ray dynamics for integrable and chaotic optical microcavities, J. Opt. 19, 125603(1-13) (2017)

  • J. Kreismann, S. Sinzinger, and M. Hentschel, Three-dimensional limacon: Properties and applications, Phys. Rev. A 95, 011801(R)(1-6) (2017)

  • P. Stockschläder, J. Kreismann, and M. Hentschel, Ray picture and ray-wave correspondence in triangular microlasers, J. Opt. 18, 125605(1-7) (2016)

  • J.-B. Shim, P. Schlagheck, M. Hentschel, and J. Wiersig, Nonlinear dynamical tunneling of optical whispering gallery modes in the presence of a Kerr nonlinearity, Phys. Rev. A 94, 053849(1-8) (2016)

  • L. B. Ma, S. L. Li, V. M. Fomin, M. Hentschel, J. B. Götte, Y. Yin, M. R. Jorgensen, and O. G. Schmidt, Spin-orbit coupling of light in asymmetric microcavities, Nature Comm. 7, 10983(1-6) and 10983 s1(1-9) (2016)

  • P. Stockschläder, J. Kreismann, and M. Hentschel, Curvature dependence of semiclassical corrections to ray optics: How Goos-Hänchen shift and Fresnel filtering deviate from the planar case result, Europhys. Lett. 107, 64001(1-5) (2014)

  • J.-W. Ryu, S.-Y. Lee, I. Kim, M. Choi, M. Hentschel, and S. W. Kim, Abnormal high-Q modes of coupled stadium-shaped microcavities, Opt. Lett. 39, 4196(1-4) (2014)



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Mesoscopic System Engineering" at Technische Universität Ilmenau, from 2018

  • DFG funded Emmy Noether group "Many-body effects in chaotic and regular mesoscopic systems", 2006 – 2016

  • 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:

  • 1st German Women Academic Lecturer Meeting (1. Dozentinnentreffen Netzwerk Physikerinnen), Initiator, Magnus-Haus of the German Physical Society, Berlin, Germany, September 2018

  • 653rd Wilhelm-and-Else-Hereaus Seminar and 5th Workshop on Optical Microcavities and their application (5th WOMA), Physikzentrum of the German Physical Society, Bad Honnef, Germany, November 2017

  • 21st German Women in Physics Conference, TU Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany, September 2017

  • 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, Germany, 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

    Member of the European Optical Society, since 2017

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring of female physics students at TU Ilmenau

  • 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 down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson


Other activities and achievements/family

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


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