Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987
    Abitur (A-levels), Beethoven-Gymnasium (grammar school), Bonn, Germany

  • 1987 – 1994
    Studied physics and computer science at the University of Bonn, Germany, and University of Knoxville, TN, USA

  • 1993
    Student employee at the now defunct Society for Mathematics and Data Processing (GMD), Sankt Augustin, Germany

  • 1993 – 1996
    Student employee at the Jülich Research Centre, Germany

  • 1996
    Doctorate in physics, University of Bonn

  • 1996 – 1999
    Research associate at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 2000
    Visiting researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark

  • 1999 – 2003
    Research associate at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in experimental physics, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2003 – 2005
    Heisenberg Fellowship at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • Since 2005
    Professor, University of Hannover, Germany

Selected publications

  • Safiei, S. et al.: Isomerisation of an azobenzene derivative on a thin insulating layer. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 2010. 216102.

  • Mehlhorn, M. et al.: Non-adiabatic attraction of repelling molecules revealed by fs-STM. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 2010. 076101.

  • Mehlhorn, M. et al.: Local Investigation of Femtosecond Laser Induced Dynamics of Water nanoclusters on Cu(111). In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 2009. 026101.

  • Simic-Milosevic, V. et al.: Chirality Change of Chloronitrobenzene on Au(111) Induced by Inelastic Electron Tunneling. In: Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 48, 2009. 4061.

  • Simic-Milosevic, V., Morgenstern, K.: Bending a Bond within an Individual Adsorbed Molecule. In: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 2009. 416.

  • Gawronski, H. et al.: Imaging phonons excitation with atomic resolution. In: Science 319, 2008. 930.

  • Michaelides, A., Morgenstern, K.: Ice nanoclusters at hydrophobic metal surfaces. In: Nature Materials 6, 2007. S. 597.

  • Mehlhorn, M., Morgenstern, K.: Faceting during the transformation of amorphous to crystalline ice. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 2007. 246101.

  • Henzl, J., Morgenstern, K.: Contribution of the surface state to the observation of the surface Kondo resonance. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. 266601.

  • Henzl, J. et al.: Reversible cis-trans Isomerization of a Single Azobenzene Molecule. In: Angew. Chem. 118, 2006. 617. In: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 2006. 603.


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