Curriculum vitae

apl. Prof. Dr. Hermann Nienhaus Experience and Education

1981 – 1988

Education in Physics, Mathematics and Economics at
University of Münster (Germany) and University of Exeter (England)
Scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

1988

Diploma thesis in Physics (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Münster)
Title: Ladungsaustausch bei streifender Streuung von Ionen an Oberflächen (mit Auszeichnung)

1988 – 1990 Language course assistant at the Goethe-Institut Frankfurt am Main
1990 – 1994 Scientist at the Solid State Physics Lab., Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg (Germany)
1994 PhD-thesis in Experimental Physics (Duisburg)
Title: Messungen der Dispersion von GaAs(110)- und InP(110)-Oberflächenphononen und Untersuchungen zur Wechselwirkung von XeF2 mit GaAs(110)-Oberflächen (mit Auszeichnung)
1995 – 2002 Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at the Solid State Physics Lab., Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg
1997 – 1998 Feodor-Lynen scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
Postdoc at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (Hosts: Prof. W.H. Weinberg and Prof. E.W. McFarland)
2000 Habilitation in Experimental Physics at the Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg
Title: Electronic Excitations by Chemical Reactions on Metal Surfaces
2002 Venia legendi at the University of Essen (Germany)
2002 – 2007 Privat-Dozent at the Department of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen
2007 – today apl. Professor at the Department of Physics
2000 – 2008 Various scientific visits at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
2009 Offer W3-Professorship at TU Ilmenau
2010

Distinct guest speaker at the University of Illinois/Chicago

Awards and scholarships

1982 – 1988 Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
1995 Annual Prize of the Duisburger Universitätsgesellschaft
1997 – 1998 Feodor-Lynen-Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
2010 CME Distinguished Guest Speaker, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Address

Prof. Dr. Hermann Nienhaus
Fachbereich Physik
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 1-21
Gebäude MG/MF, 2. Etage
47048 Duisburg

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