Emeritus professors and retired professors

Emeritus professors and retired professors


Experimental Physics

Prof. em. Dr. Olof Bryngdahl (deceased)
Applied optics

Prof. i.R. Dr. Ralf Courths
Electronic structure of metals, oxides and their surfaces

Prof. em. Dr. Hans-Friedrich Döbele
Reactive molecular plasmas and low-temperature plasmas

Prof. i.R. Dr. Hilmar Franke
Investigation and characterization of organic materials using optical measurement methods, optical sensing, integrated optics, photonic crystals

Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Kleemann
Antiferromagnets, dielectric and ferroelectric materials, magnetic layer systems and nanoparticles

Prof. i. R. Dr. Werner Keune
Mößbauer spectroscopy; structure and electronic transport of magnetic multilayers

Prof. em. Dr. Dietrich von der Linde
Intense laser radiation and ultrafast phenomena

Prof. em. Dr. Winfried Mönch
Semiconductor surfaces and semiconductor interfaces

Prof. i. R. Dr. Dietrich Putzer (deceased)

Prof. em. Dr. Eberhard F. Wassermann
Semiconductor surfaces structure and magnetism of 3d transition metal compounds and alloys, gas phase nanoparticlesand semiconductor interfaces

Prof. Dr. Werner Wenig
Investigation and characterization of organic materials

Prof. i.R. Dr. Helmut Werheit
Semiconductor and solid state properties of boron and boron-rich compounds

apl. Prof. i.R. Dr. Günter Dumpich
Fabrication of metallic nanostructures and characterization of their structural, electrical and magnetic properties


Theoretical Physics

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Diehl
Statistical physics / condensed matter theory; critical phenomena at surfaces and interfaces; soft condensed matter

Prof. em. Dr. Roland Feder
Electronic structure of metals, surfaces, and thin films; magnetic properties; density functional theory; low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), photoemission

Prof. i.R. Dr. Peter Entel
Ab-initio density functional theory; molecular dynamics simulations for nanoparticle nucleation and growth; phase transitions

Prof. em. Dr. Dr.h.c. Robert Graham
Bose-Einstein condensation, dissipative quantum systems, quantum chaos

Prof. em. Dr. Fritz Haake
Quantum Chaos, Quantum Optics

Prof. em. Dr. Gerhard Heber

Prof. i.R. Dr. Lothar Schäfer
Statistical mechanics of polymer solutions

Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomae

Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Usadel
Magnetic order, remagnetization dynamics, statistical physics, phase transitions


Didactic of Physics

Prof. i.R. Dr. Udo Backhaus
Science theory studies, conceptualization, elementalization, computer simulations, study of physics education, astronomy

Prof. em. Dr. Gernot Born (deceased on February 9th 2012)
History of physics education, Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost, physics education in international comparison, conception of physics exhibitions, publication of physics books and working materials for schools

Prof. Dr. Hans E. Fischer
Interdisciplinary cooperation between the three science didactics disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics) as well as empirical educational research and teaching-learning psychology, which - based on the problems of science teaching revealed by the international comparative school performance studies - concentrates on research projects that serve to improve the yield of science teaching

apl. Prof. i.R. Dr. Norbert Treitz (deceased on July 20th 2017)
Motivating experiments, home experiments, computer programs for teaching physics, designing models, elementary physics for school, explanatory models for color vision


Engineering physics

Prof. i.R. Dr. Volker Buck
Fabrication and characterization of tribological thin films

Prof. i.R. Dr. Winfried Delang

Prof. i.R. Dr. Dieter Mergel
Fabrication and characterization of thin oxide films

Prof. i.R. Dr. Rüdiger Pepperl

Prof. i.R. Dr. Heinrich Schuchert