Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Diploma, University of Cologne, Inorganic Chemistry, Germany

  • 1994
    Dr. rer. nat., University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1996 – 2003
    Assistant Professor (C1), Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the Johannes Gutenberg – University, Mainz, JGU Germany

  • 1998 – 1999
    Visiting Scientist in Princeton (USA), host group, Prof. Robert Cava

  • 2000
    Visiting Professor at the University of Caen (France)

  • 2002
    Offer of a Full Professor position from Osnabrück University

  • Since 2003
    Professor (C4/W3) Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg – University, Mainz, Germany

  • 2010
    Offer of a Full Professor position from TU Darmstadt

  • Since 2011
    Director Max Planck Institute Chemical Physics for Solids

Selected publications

  • Spintronics: A challenge for materials science and solid-state chemistry, C. Felser, G. Fecher, B. Balke, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 46 (2007) 668. Times Cited: 143

  • Electronic and magnetic phase diagram of beta-Fe1.01Se with superconductivity at 36.7 K under pressure. S. Medvedev, T. M. McQueen, T. Palasyuk, M. I. Eremets, R. J. Cava, I. A. Trojan, S. Naghavi, F. Casper, V. Ksenofontov, G. Wortmann and C. Felser, Nature Materials 8 (2009) 630, Times Cited: 135

  • Extreme sensitivity of superconductivity to stoichiometry in Fe1+Se, T. M. McQueen, Q. Huang, V. Ksenofontov, C. Felser, Q. Xu, H. Zandbergen, Y. S. Hor, J. Allred, A. J. Williams, J. Checkelsky, N. P. Ong and R. J. Cava, Phys. Rev. B 79 (2009) 014522. Times Cited: 127

  • Geometric, electronic, and magnetic structure of Co2FeSi: Curie temperature and magnetic moment measurements and calculations, S. Wurmehl, G. H. Fecher, H. C. Kandpal, V. Ksenofontov, H.-J. Lin, J. Morais, and Claudia Felser, Phys. Rev. B 72 (2005) 184434. Times Cited: 106

  • Large negative magnetoresistance effects in Co2Cr0.6Fe0.4Al, T. Block, C. Felser, G. Jakob, J. Ensling, B. Mühling, P. Gütlich, R. J. Cava, J. Solid State Chem. 176 (2003) 646. Times Cited: 88

  • Calculated electronic and magnetic properties of the half-metallic, transition metal based Heusler compounds, H. C. Kandpal, G. H. Fecher, C. Felser, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40 (2007) 1507. Times Cited: 80

  • Element-specific magnetic moments from core-absorption magnetic circular dichroism of the doped Heusler alloy Co2Cr0.6Fe0.4Al, H.J. Elmers, G. Fecher, D. Valdaitsev, S. Nepijko, A. Gloskowskij, G. Jakob, G. Schönhense, S. Wurmehl, T. Block, C. Felser, P.-C. Hsu, W.-L. Tsai,, S. Cramm, Phys. Rev. B 67 (2003) 104412. Times Cited: 75

  • Correlation in the transition-metal-based Heusler compounds Co2MnSi and Co2FeSi

    H.C. Kandpal, G. H. Fecher, C. Felser Phys. Rev. B 73 (2006) 094422. Times Cited: 72

  • Investigation of Co2FeSi: The Heusler compound with highest Curie temperature and magnetic moment, S. Wurmehl, G. H. Fecher, H. C. Kandpal, V. Ksenofontov, and Hong-Ji Lin, C. Felser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88 (2006) 032502. Times Cited: 72

  • Properties of the quaternary half-metal-type Heusler alloy Co2Mn1-xFexSi B. Balke, G.H. Fecher, et al. Phys. Rev. B 74 (2006) 104405. Times Cited: 61

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • List of Research Projects

  • ERC Advanced Grant "Inverse Design on an Atomic Scale: Multifunctional Heusler compounds", 2011 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • present Fellowship of the Institute of Physics, since 2012

  • Advisory board of the EFRC Center of Inverse Design of the NREL, USA, since 2010

  • Advisory board of Magnetic Materials and Magnetism conference IEEE series, since 2010

  • Advisory board of the IEEE Magnetic Society, since 2010

  • Advisory board of the Excellence Initiative of the State RLP COMATT, since 2009

  • Advisory board of the Joint European Magnetic Symposia, since 2009

  • Scientific Board of the Institute for Microtechnique Mainz (IMM), 2005 – 2012


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  1. Claudia Felser Honored in Taiwan

    Prof. Claudia Felser, a materials scientist from the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, was awarded the highest academic honor granted to foreign researchers in Taiwan for her ground-breaking work on Heusler compounds.

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    Prof. Claudia Felser has been appointed a Fellow of the American Physical Society APS. With this appointment, the APS honours her accomplishments in the field of Heusler compounds.