Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1995
    Studied physics, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1995 – 1999
    Doctoral studies, University of Leipzig

  • 2000 – 2003
    Postdoc, University of Leipzig

  • 2003 – 2007
    Head of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) young investigator group "Nano-spintronics", University of Leipzig, Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Institute of Experimental Physics II

  • 2007 – 2011
    Head of the HZDR (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) junior research group "Nano-spintronics", Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research

  • Since 2012
    Heisenberg Fellow and head of the research group "Nano-spintronics", Chemnitz University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, under the Professorship of Material Systems for Nanoelectronics

Selected publications

  • Practical guide for validated memristance measurements, DOI: 10.1063/1.4775718

  • Kelvin probe force microscopy for characterizing doped semiconductors for future sensor applications in Nano- and Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.04.080

  • Nonvolatile Multilevel Resistive Switching in Ar+ Irradiated BiFeO3 Thin Films, DOI: 10.1109/LED.2012.2227666

  • Hysteretic anomalous Hall effect in a ferromagnetic, Mn-rich Ge:Mn nanonet, DOI: 012406 10.1063/1.3674981

  • Thickness independent magneto-optical coupling constant of nickel films in the visible spectral range, DOI: 123110 10.1063/1.3672834

  • n-InAs Nanopyramids Fully Integrated into Silicon, DOI: 10.1021/nl201178d

  • Magneto-optical coupling in ferromagnetic thin films investigated by vector-magneto-optical generalized ellipsometry, DOI: 094413 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.094413

  • Kelvin probe force microscopy in the presence of intrinsic local electric fields, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026251

  • Vector-magneto-optical generalized ellipsometry, DOI: 033112 10.1063/1.3568822

  • Application of pulsed laser annealing to ferromagnetic GaMnAs, DOI: 115202 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.115202

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Heisenberg Fellowship "Transparent semiconductor spintronics", since 2012 (DFG-SCHM1663/4)

  • German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) Central Innovation Program SME (ZIM) cooperation project "Time-efficient testing of delaminations in the manufacture of custom-made, magneto-optical materials for industrial applications" (coordinator: Dr. Klaus Szielasko, Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP) in Saarbrücken), since 2012 (VP2999601ZG2)

  • Helmholtz Virtual Institute "Memory Effects in Resistive Ion-beam Modified Oxides (MEMRIOX)" (coordinator: Private lecturer Dr. Peter Zahn, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)), since 2011 (HGF VH-VI-422)

  • SAB joint project "Use of kelvin force microscopy for quantitative dopant analysis at the nanometer scale" (coordinator: Dr. Anne-Dorothea Müller, Anfatec Instruments AG), since 2010 (SAB-59948/245)

  • "Electric field control of magnetoresistance", since 2009 (DFG-SCHM1663/3-1)

  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) joint project "Multifunctional storage concepts". Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Manfred Helm, HZDR, 2008-2011 (BMBF-FKZ13N10144)

  • "Ferromagnetism in transition metal doped ZnO", 2006 – 2011 (DFG-SCHM1663/1-1,2)

  • "Magnetoelectronics of ferromagnetic traps in TCO and of single spin traps in quantum dots", 2003 – 2008 (BMBF-FKZ03N8708)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Co-Chair, International topical workshop on Subsecond Processing of Advanced Materials, October 25-27, 2011, Dresden, Germany

  • Deputy Spokesperson, Helmholtz Virtual Institute VI MEMRIOX, HZDR, Germany

  • Co-Chair, 8th Workshop on Ellipsometry, March 10-12, 2014, Dresden, Germany

  • Member and executive board, AKE (working group on ellipsometry)- Paul Drude Association

  • Member, technical committee 1.3.6 "Materials for non-volatile storage", division 1.3 Overall Processes, GMM-FB 1 "Micro- and nanoelectronics – manufacture"

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Development of new materials for the energy-efficient processing and storage of information, know-how transfer of research and development findings


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