Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 1999
    Studies of physics at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

  • 1999 – 2000
    Studies of physics at PennState University, Master of Science

  • 2000 – 2003
    PhD studies in the group of Prof. K.-H. Rieder at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2004 – 2005
    PostDoc in the group of Prof. H. Brune, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

  • 2005 – 2009
    PostDoc in the group of Prof. J.I. Pascual, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2009 – 2011
    Juniorprofessor at Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2012
    Guest Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

  • Since 2012
    Professor at Freie Universität Berlin

Selected publications

  • Visualizing the Role of Molecular Orbitals in Charge Transport through Individual Diarylethene Isomers, Gael Reecht, Christian Lotze, Dmytro Sysoiev, Thomas Huhn, Katharina J. Franke, ACS Nano 10, 10555 (2016)

  • Magnetic anisotropy in Shiba bound states across a quantum phase transition, Nino Hatter, Benjamin W. Heinrich, Michael Ruby, Jose I. Pascual, Katharina J. Franke,

    Nature Communications, 6, 8988 (2015)

  • Tunneling processes into localized subgap states in superconductors, Michael Ruby, Falko Pientka, Yang Peng, Felix von Oppen, Benjamin W. Heinrich, Katharina J. Franke, Physical Review Letters, 115, 087001 (2015)

  • Protection of excited spin states by a superconducting energy gap, B. W. Heinrich, L. Braun, J. I. Pascual, K. J. Franke, Nature Physics, 9, 765 (2013)

  • Driving a macroscopic oscillator with the stochastic motion of a hydrogen molecule,

    C. Lotze, M. Corso, K. J. Franke, F. von Oppen, J.I. Pascual Science 338, 779 (2012)

  • Competition of superconducting phenomena and Kondo screening at the nanoscale,

    K. J. Franke, G. Schulze, J.I. Pascual Science 332, 940 (2011)

  • Resonant electron heating and molecular phonon cooling in single C60 junctions, G. Schulze, K. J. Franke, A. Gagliardi, G. Romano, C. S. Lin, A. Da Rosa, T. A. Niehaus, Th. Frauenheim, A. Di Carlo, A. Pecchia, and J. I. Pascual, Physical Review Letters 100, 136801 (2008)

  • Reducing the molecule-substrate coupling in C60 – based nanostructures by molecular interactions, K. J. Franke, G. Schulze, N. Henningsen, I. Fernández-Torrente, J. I. Pascual, S. Zarwell, K. Rück-Braun, M. Cobian, N. Lorente, Physical Review Letters 100, 036807 (2008)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the "Kuratorium" of the Magnus-Haus Berlin, since 2013


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