scientific career

 

08/2016-present
Senior Staff scientist and PI in the Materials Sciences Division at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

07/2016-present
Acting Division Director at the Materials Sciences Division at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

07/2015-06/2016
Deputy Division Director at the Materials Sciences Division at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

04/2014-present
Adjunct Professor in Physics at the University of California Santa Cruz

08/2012-10/2014
Lead-PI of the Magnetic Materials Program at the Materials Sciences Division at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

08/2004-08/2016
Staff scientist and PI in the Materials Sciences Division at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

08/2004-07/2015
Beamline Scientist in charge of the soft X-ray microscopy beamline 6.1.2 at the Advanced Light Source

2009
Visiting professor at the Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux at the University of Nancy/France

10/2001-08/2004
Staff scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany and Lecturer (“Privatdozent”) (C2 level) for Experimental Physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

11/1999-08/2004
several extended stays at the CXRO/LBNL, Berkeley CA

01/2000
Habilitation thesis at the University of Würzburg, Germany: “Studies of magnetism in the nanometer range with X-ray magnetic circular dichroism”(in German)

03/2000-10/2001
Lecturer (“Privatdozent”) (C2 level) for Experimental Physics at the University of Würzburg, Germany

02/1998-02/2000
scientific assistant (C1 level) at the University of Würzburg, Germany

04/1994-02/1998
scientific assistant (C1 level) at the University of Augsburg, Germany

05/1993-03/1994
Post-doc at the Institute for Physics at the University of Augsburg, Germany

07/1993
PhD degree at the Technical University of Munich, Germany (supervisor Prof. Dr. Paul Kienle) Thesis: “ X-ray magnetic circular dichroism at the L2,3 edges of 4f-elements” (in German)

03/1989-04/1993
PhD student at the Technical University of Munich in the group of Gisela Schütz

1989-present
numerous experiments at international synchrotron laboratories (HASYLAB/Hamburg, BESSY/Berlin, LURE/Paris, ESRF/Grenoble, SLS/Villigen, NSLS/Brookhaven, ALS/Berkeley)

01/1989-02/1989
Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) for Physics in Munich, Germany

01/1989
Master thesis at the Technical University of Munich and the Max-Planck-Institute (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) for Physics in Munich, Germany (supervisor Prof. Dr. Gerd Buschhorn): “Studies of the Bremsstrahlung of Electrons under Channeling-Conditions” (in German)

10/1985-04/1986
Study of physics at the University of Vienna, Austria

10/1981-01/1989
Study of physics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

 

personal data

-          born 1960 in Munich, Germany

-          married to Dr.med. Petra Fischer, née Schmalz

-          son Johannes Karl, born 1996

-          daughter Clara Sophie, born 2002