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Curriculum Vitae

Objective

Research and teaching in theoretical and computational physics in an internationally leading university

Current position

Professor in the Department of Physics and Member of the Centre for Scientific Computing

Academic Qualifications

D.Sc. April, 30th 2007 University of Warwick
Habilitation April, 19th 2000 Technische Universität Chemnitz
Ph.D. June, 12th 1994 University of Utah
Dipl.-Phys. December, 16th 1991 Freie Universität Berlin
Cand.-Phys. October, 22nd 1988 Freie Universität Berlin
Abitur June, 12th 1985 Wolfgang-Ernst Gymnasium, Büdingen

Education

01/1992-07/1994 Ph.D. thesis work with Prof. B. Sutherland (University of Utah) on an exactly solvable quantum many-body problem with competing long-range interaction, grade: A
12/1990-12/1991 Diploma thesis work with Prof. R. Schrader (Freie Universität Berlin) on ground state properties of spin-lattice models, grade: sehr gut (A)
05/1990-12/1990 physics graduate student at the Freie Universität Berlin
08/1989-05/1990 exchange graduate student at Duke University, North Carolina
10/1988-07/1989 physics graduate student at the Freie Universität Berlin
10/1986-10/1988 physics undergraduate student at the Freie Universität Berlin

Career

10/2010-present Professor in Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Warwick
07/2007-06/2010 Director of the Centre for Scientific Computing
10/2005-09/2010 Associate Professor, Department of Physics of the University of Warwick
01/2005-06/2007 Associate Director of the Centre for Scientific Computing
10/2002-09/2005 Lecturer in Computational Physics at the Department of Physics and the Centre for Scientific Computing of the University of Warwick
01/2000-09/2002 Senior Research Associate (Assistent/Oberassistent) with Prof. M. Schreiber at the TU Chemnitz
01/1996-12/1999 Research Associate with Prof. M. Schreiber at the TU Chemnitz
09/1995-12/1995 Research Associate with Prof. D. Vollhardt at the RWTH Aachen
08/1994-09/1995 Research Associate with Prof. B.S. Shastry at the Indian Institute of Science
01/1992-06/1994 Teaching Assistant at the University of Utah
05/1990-12/1991 Teaching Assistant at the Freie Universität Berlin
01/1990-05/1990 Teaching Assistant at Duke University

International Experience

09/2006 Visiting Guest Scientist at the ICCMP UN Brasilia
05-06/2004 Visiting Guest Scientist at the MPI PKS Dresden
1996-2001 various DAAD funded short-term research stays in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka
08/1994-09/1995 Condensed Matter Theory Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research at the Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, India
01/1992-06/1994 Department of Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
08/1989-05/1990 Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Honors/Awards

05/2011 Fellow of The Institute of Physics (IOP), UK
02/2002 Heisenberg fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG), Germany
07/2001-08/2001 DAAD-short term lectureship "Computer Programming and Computational Physics" at the University of Ruhuna in Matara, Sri Lanka
08/1999-09/1999 DAAD-short term lectureship "Computational Physics of Disordered Systems" at the University of Ruhuna in Matara, Sri Lanka
07/1997-08/1997 DAAD- short term lectureship "Quantum Many-Body Physics in One Dimension" at the University of Ruhuna in Matara, Sri Lanka
08/1994-09/1995 Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation
05/1994 Thomas Parmley research prize of the Department of Physics, University of Utah
07/1993-06/1994 Quadrille Ball Scholarship of the Germanistic Society of America
08/1989-05/1990 exchange student of the Freie Universität Berlin at Duke University

Special Skills

  • Project management, customer relations, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
  • C (ANSI), Fortran (77/90/95), assembler, parallel computing
  • mathematical methods for differential equations, modern techniques of large scale simulations and matrix diagonalizations, Monte-Carlo methods

Personal

Nationality

German

Date of Birth

1966

Marital Status

married, one daughter