Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1986
    Studied engineering physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • 1986 – 1990
    Doctoral studies, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • 1990 – 1993
    Post-doc, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • 1993 – 1999
    Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  • 1999 – 2001
    Associate Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  • 2001 – 2011
    Full Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  • 2006 – 2011
    Yahoo! Founder Chair in Science and Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

  • Since 2010
    Professor of surface physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • Since 2011
    Research Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Divisional Associate Editor (Materials Physics), Physical Review Letters, 2012 – 2017

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2013 – 2015

  • Editorial Board, Surface Science, 2010 – 2016

  • Editorial Board, Surface Science Reports, since 2004

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2006 – 2010

  • Reader Panel, Nature, 2008 – 2010

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council, BESSY Berlin, synchrotron storage ring, 2014 – 2017

  • Member of the award committee, L'Oreal Austria's research fellowships, 2014 – 2019

  • Member of the managing board of the Chemisch Physikalische Gesellschaft (Austrian chemical and physical society), since 2014

  • Senate, Christian Doppler research association, 2014 – 2017

  • Head, Surface, Interface, and Thin Film Division of the Austrian Physical Society, 2014 – 2016

  • Member, Theodore E Madey Memorial Award, American Vacuum Society AVS, 2015

  • Executive Committee, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society, 1998 – 2001

  • European Research Council, Advanced Investigator Grant Initiative, Panelist, Panel PE 4 (Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences), 2008 – 2015

  • Committee of Visitors for the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division in the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, 2009


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