Alessio Recati

CNR Researcher
INO-CNR BEC Center, Trento, Italy

Stay at TUM
Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Zwerger
Research Interests
Many-body theory of ultra-cold gases
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Alfredo Braccio Award of the Accademia dei Lincei (from the Italian President)

“My stay at TUM has been a very nice experience both scientifically and personally. Both the TUM and the LMU offer a number of interesting opportunities and the level of staff members and visitors is very high. Munich is a family frieldly city, but also exciting and lively.”

George Filoti

Consulting Professor
Magnetism and Superconductivity Department, National Institute for Materials Physics, Magurele-Bucharest, Romania

Stays at TUM
1996 – 2002 (several stays)
Host
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wagner
Research Interests
Electronic processes in condensed matter, Various oxide structures: ferrites, pigments, superconductors, cements, Catalyst and related surface mechanisms, Molecular crystals, especially co-ordination compounds, Thin films and multi-layers, Inter-metallic with hydrogen storage properties or energy dissipative, Doped polymers for integrated optics
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Order of Merits (Commandor Class) of Romania, “Gheorghe Hurmuzescu” Romanian Academy Award of the Year (1994)

Joanna Deek

Postdoctoral fellow

Stay at TUM
May 2013 – Sept. 2015
Host
Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch
Research Interests
Cytoskeleton, composite protein networks, soft matter
Awards/Honors
 Humboldt Research Fellowship (2014), TUM University Foundation Fellowship (2013)

“The opportunity to work at TUM was enriching both from the academic as well as the cultural perspective.  It has enabled me to access the many research facilities equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, and be exposed to different research directions.”

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics and Director
RPI site of “Connection One”, National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, USA

Stay at TUM
Feb. – Mar. and Oct. 2003, June – July 2004, July 2005, July 2010
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests Semiconductor materials and devices, LEDs, smart solid state lighting, terahertz devices and systems
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Tibbetts Award, USA Small Business Administration for technology commercialization (2012), IEEE Donald Fink Best Paper Award (2007), IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award (2007)

“It was a very useful and rewarding experience that broadened my research horizons.”

David Andelman

Professor and Head
School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Stay at TUM
Nov. 2002 – Feb. 2003
Host
Prof. Dr. Erich Sackmann
Research Interests
Soft condensed matter and biological physics, macromolecules, amphiphiles and self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, electrostatics interactions in complex and macromolecular fluids
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Tel Aviv University (2006), Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2004), Bourke Lectureship Award, The Royal Society, UK (2003), Humboldt Research Award (2003)

“I stayed for 3 months in the lab of Prof. Sackmann (Biophysics) at TUM. It was part of my Humboldt Award visit. What I still remember very vividly are the many discussions and interactions that I had with diploma and PhD students in the group. The atmosphere was informal and exciting. I learned a lot!”

Ranjit Prasad Bahadur

Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology, Computational Structural Biology Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), Kharagpur, India

Stay at TUM
May – July 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Zacharias
Research Interests
Computational Structural Biology, protein-protein, protein-nucleic acids interactions, macromolecular assemblies their function and evolution
Awards/Honors (Selection)
DAAD Research Fellowship (2011), Young Scientist Award, Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2010)

“It was a very fruitful stay in Garching with Prof. Martin Zacharias in the Biophysics Department, leading to a collaborative research publication in an international journal.”

Jean-Louis Barrat

Professeur de Classe Exceptionnelle
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Physics, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Stay at TUM
Oct. 1988 – July 1989
Host
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Götze
Research Interests
Statistical physics, Computer simulation, Liquids, Glasses, Polymers,  Mechanical properties of amorphous systems, interfaces, granular systems, polymers, nanoscale heat transfer
Awards/Honors (Selection)
CNRS Silver Medal (2012), Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France (2009), Langevin Prize, French Phsyical Society (2000)

“My stay at TUM as a Humboldt fellow was scientifically and personally very enriching. I still keep excellent contacts with the German scientific community in the field, and excellent memories ofMunich and Garching.”

Kit Hansell Bowen, Jr.

E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Stays at TUM
Sept. – Dec. 1999, June – July 2000, June – July 2002
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Edward W. Schlag and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heiz
Research Interests
Clusters, Anion Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Cluster Catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Award (1999), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award (1999), Fellow, American Physical Society (APS, 1996), Member of Editorial Board, The Journal of Chemical Physics (1994 – 1997)

Frank Bridges

Research Professor
Physics Department, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, California, USA

Stay at TUM
1976 – 1977, 1979
Host
Prof. Dr. Helmut Kinder
Research Interests
Local distortions in thermoelectric materials, in negative thermal
expansion materials and in thin films for solar cells
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Outstanding referee, Physical Review (2013),  Fellow, American Physical Society (2012), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1976)

“I enjoyed my time at TUM and got a lot of work done. The people I worked with were very supportive and I visited Kinder’s group again in the 90’s.”

Junhao Chu

Professor
National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (SITP), Shanghai, China
Dean
School of Information Science and Technology, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China
Director
Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics, Shanghai, China

Stay at TUM
Mar. 1986 – Oct. 1988
Host
Prof. Dr. Frederick Koch
Research Interests
Semiconductor Physics and device physics, Infrared Physics, Photovoltaic solar cells, Ferroelectric materials and devices
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Shanghai City Natural Science Award, First Class Category (2006), The second class Awards of Natural Science, China (2005), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1986)

“During my stay at TUM I did a study on the physics of two-dimensional system of narrow gap semiconductors, set up an empirical model for subband structure of surface electron of narrow gap semiconductor and found spin resonance of the surface electron, obtained dispersion relation of the surface electron with zero field spin splitting. Most of the results have been cited as a chapter in my recent book “Device Physics of narrow gap semiconductors” (Springer, 2009).”

Jian Fu

Associate Professor and Director
Research Center of Digital Radiation Imaging and Biomedical Imaging (DRI/BMI), School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

Stays at TUM
Sept. –Nov. 2010, July-Aug. 2011 and July 2012
Host
Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer
Research Interests
Image reconstruction and processing methods, engineering techniques and applications for x-ray absorption-contrast, phase-contrast and dark field radiography and computed tomography
Awards/Honors (Selection)
New Century Excellent Talents in University Award, Ministry of Education, China (2013), National Technological Invention Award, China (2012), Beijing Nova Award, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (2009)

Carlos F. O. Graeff

Professor in Materials Science
Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil

Stay at TUM
May 1994 – July 1996
Host
Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests
Electronic Magnetic Resonance, Organic Semiconductors, Solar Cells, Transistors
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1994)

“My post doc at TUM brings me nice memories. I had a very productive time with access to state of the art equipment and high level researchers that were decisive in first years of my career. At the same time, I had a nice time with my family with very positive experiences, the highlight was the birth of my youngest son.”

Christine Grauby-Heywang

Assistant Professor
Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence, France

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1998 – Aug. 1999
Host
Prof. Dr. Erich Sackmann
Research Interests
Lipids, Langmuir monolayers, planar monolayers and bilayers, fluorescence microscopy, atomic force microscopy
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1998)

“My stay at TUM was very positive in every aspect amd fruitful at both the scientific and personal level.”

Gino Isidori

Research Director
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF), Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Frascati, Italy

Stay at TUM
Jan. – Apr. 2000, Jan. – Dec. 2010
Host
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras
Research Interests
Fundamental interactions, Effective Field Theories, Physics beyond the Standard Model
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2009), Antonio Stanghellini Fellowship, Italian Society of Physics (SIF, 1994)

Yuri Kagan

Professor and Head
Solid State Theoretical Division, National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1994 – Jan. 1995, Sept. – Oct. 1997, Nov. – Dec. 1999, Dec. 2000, Nov. 2003, Oct. 2006
Host
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mößbauer, Prof. Dr. Sighart Fischer
Research Interests
Quantum theory of condensed matter, Theory of classical and quantum gases
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Triumph Award, Russia (2006), Humboldt Research Award (1994), Karpinskii Prize (1994), Full Member (Academician) Russian Academy of Science

“During my awardee stay I had close and fruitful contact with many theoretical and experimental groups in TUM and another German Institutions. Detail analysis of obtained and planned results, lectures and seminars contribute to the development of such area, as coherent phenomena at the resonant interaction of gamma-quanta and synchrotron radiation with crystals, Bose-condensation of ultracold atoms, relaxation phenomena in amorphous solids.”

Hideyuki Maki

Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University Hiyoshi, Yokohama, Japan

Stay at TUM
Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2011
Host
Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner (Holleitner Group, Walter Schottky Institut)
Research Interests
Nano device, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowiere, polymers, quantum device, electronic device, optoelectronic

Jie Meng

Cheung Kong Professor
School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Stays at TUM
Aug. 1994 – Dec. 1996, July – Aug. 2002
Host
Prof. Dr. Peter Ring
Research Interests
Theoretical Nuclear Structure
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS, 2012), Exotic Nuclei Community GENCO Membership Award, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (2010), Achievement in Asia Award, Global Chinese Physics Association (2009), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

Vladimir Mitin

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA

Stays at TUM
Aug. 2009, several times since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Peter Vogl
Research Interests
Physics and devices based on nanostructures
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Distinguished Professor of 2005, New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR, 2005), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1983), Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of SPIE 

Janusz Rosiek

Professor
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Physics Department, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Stays at TUM
Sept. 2000 – June 2002, Sept. 2003 – June 2004
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras
Research Interests
Elementary particle physics, phenomenology of supersymmetric models, flavor and CP violation in rare decays
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1995)

“My stay at TUM was very productive. I had friendly and experienced host as well as a strong research group. Also the city and its neigbourhood are great for living.”

Marushka Sendova-Vassileva

Associate Professor
Central Laboratory of Solar Energy and New Energy Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Stay at TUM
Aug. – Oct. 1997
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Martin Stutzmann
Research Interests
Thin film solar cells, organic solar cells, Raman spectroscopy

“During my stay at TUM I learned a lot and it was a very helpful and pleasant experience for me.”

Shikong Shen

Professor of Chemistry
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum at Beijing (CUPB), Changping, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1981 – Feb. 1983
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Menzel
Research Interests
Natural gas Conversion to Chemicals and Hydrocarbons, Catalytic Oxidation of light Hydrocarbons, Surface Chemistry and Physics of Catalysis
Awards/Honors (Selection)
First Science and Technology Progress Award, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (2002), First Class National Science and Technology Progress Award, China (1983), Second Class National Natural Science Award, China (1982), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1981)

“I spent one and a half year as a Humboldt Fellow at the Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik E20. During this wonderful time I not only learned advanced surface science techniques and theories from professor Menzel and his colleagues, but also, more importantly, their professionalism, seriousness of scientific experiments and dauntless efforts to explore scientific truth. The encounter with these outstanding characters and indomitable spirit was of benefit to me for my entire life.”

Katsuhiko Suzuki

Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1995 -Sept. 1998
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weise
Research Interests
Hadron, elementary particles, quark, gluon
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (1996)

“It was very valuable for me to collaborate with German researchers as well as postdocs from other countries.”

Janet Tate

Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1987 – Aug. 1989
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Helmut Kinder
Research Interests
Electronic materials, thin films, electrical and thermal transport
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, Oregon State University (2007); Frederick H. Horne Award for sustained excellence in teaching, Oregon State University (2002), Humboldt Research Fellowship (1987)

“The TUM was an excellent research environment and a great place to start a career in research.”

Uma Thanganathan

Assistant Professor
Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences (RCIS), Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

Stay at TUM
June 2002 – Oct. 2003
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Materials chemistry, Physical Science, Material Science, Catalysts, Fuel Cells, Batteries
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2002), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship, Japan (2005 – 2007)

“I got excellent experiences in TUM during my postdoctoral research period; life was nice, coworkers gave excellent support. I lived in Garching, people are honest and given nice support over there. I would like to get a faculty position in Germany at any institutes and would like to collaborate with suitable laboratories other there. I therefore hope to get nice opportunities to come back in the future and to continue my research work in Germany.”

Dave Thirumalai 

Distinguished University Professor
Biophysics Program, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Stay at TUM
Dec. 2009, Mar. 2010, May – July and Dec. 2010, Mar. – May 2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rief
Research Interests
Molecular Biophysics, Liquid to Glass transition, Soft Matter, Molecular machines
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study 2010), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, 2009), Humboldt Research Award (2009)

“The stay at TUM was a highlight of my scientific life. I was pleased to be involved in the forefront of research in TUM. The research initiated then continues and I very much look forward to my visit again.

Anthony W. Thomas

Australian Laureate Fellow (Australian Research Council) and Elder Professor of Physics
Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics (CoEPP), School of Chemistry and Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Stay at TUM
Nov. 1996, Jan. 1997, various other visits since then
Hosts
Prof. Dr.  Wolfram Weise
Research Interests
Quarks and gluons, QCD, symmetry violation, chiral symmetry, physics beyond the Standard Model, dense matter, QCD origin of atomic nuclei
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in theoretical physics (2003),  Harrie Massey Medal of the UK Institute of Physics (IOP, 2000), Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science (1997)

“Extremely enjoyable and productive collaboration. Much of the book “The Structure of the Nucleon” was written with Prof. Weise during these visits.”

Mihran Tuceryan

Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Stay at TUM
June – Dec. 2004
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Klinker
Research Interests
Computer Vision, Image Processing

“I had come to TUM for my sabbatical leave as a visiting faculty in the Department of Computer Science. I spent 6 months and it was very productive and excellent. My family and I also loved living in Munich very much.”

Mingkui Wang 

Professor
Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China

Stay at TUM
Mar. 2005 – Feb. 2007
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Efficient and stable solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells and photo-electrochemical studies on visible light induced water splitting
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Humboldt Research Fellowship (2005)

“My research focuses on electrochemistry with an emphasis on electron transfer process and the role it plays in energy production and transportation. I spent two years with Prof. Ulrich Stimming in Physical Department at TUM to develop new technology for the evaluation of topological and electron-transfer properties of enzymes down to a single molecule level using in situ Electrochemical Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. This project has been funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, with an objective of developing “smart” enzymatic fuel cell systems, which have the advantage of not requiring precious metals and being able to generate fuel from a wide variety of possible fuel sources.”

Masahiro Watanabe

Professor and Director
Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Japan

Stay at TUM
2011
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Stimming
Research Interests
Development of  Materials for Various Type Fuel Cells, Mechanistic Study of Fuel Cell Reactions, Hydrogen Production/Purification
Awards/Honors (Selection)
International Society of Electrochemistry(ISE) Award “Gold Medal” (2013), Chemical Society Award, Chemical Society of Japan (2013), Visiting Fellowship, TUM Institute of Advanced Study (2010), MEXT Minister Award for Science & Technology (2008), Distinguished Affiliated Professor, TUM

“I have co-organized International Fuel Cell Workshops six times in Yamanashi since 1998 with Prof. Stimming of TUM, who has been a Guest Prof. of our Univ. of Yamanashi (UY), and given lectures each other at both Universities. Based on such a background, we agreed to prepare the Exchange Programs in Research and Education Fields between TUM and UY, attended to the signing ceremony at TUM administrative office in September, 2011, which still resonate with the memory for me. The association with the program in the fields of energy conversion and hydrogen economy is very much profitable for both in future.”

Sotiris Xantheas

Laboratory Fellow
Chemical Physics and Analysis, Physical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Washington, USA

Stays at TUM
June – July 2009
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Alfred Laubereau
Research Interests
Structures, vibrational spectra, electric properties and energetics of aqueous clusters, quantitative description of many-body non-additive effects in clusters and condensed phase environments, development of interaction potentials based on first principles to study water, ice and aqueous solvation of ions
Awards/Honors (Selection)
Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2013), Visiting Fellowship, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2012), Humboldt Research Award (2009), Friedrich Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation (2003)

“Spending time at the Garching Campus of the TUM: The right balance between intellectual interactions, culture, history and cosmopolitan life that ultimately leads to noteworthy accomplishments!”

 

Toshimitsu Yamazaki

Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Stays at TUM
1969, June – July 2000, Mar. 2001, May – Aug. 2004, July – Sept. 2006, July – Aug. 2008, Aug. 2010, Aug. 2012
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Paul Kienle, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Körner
Research Interests
Prediction and search for kaonic nuclei and kaon condensation
Awards/Honors
Visiting Fellow, TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2012), Doctor Honoris Causa, Università degli Studi di Torino(2002), Humboldt Research Award (2000), Fujiwara Prize (1994), Japan Imperial and Academy Prize (1991)

Hou-Zhi Zheng

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
State Key Laboratory of Superlattics and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Stay at TUM
Sept. 1979 – Sept. 1981
Hosts
Prof. Dr. Frederick Koch
Research Interests
Physics, semiconductor, spintronics, optoelectronics
Awards/Honors
Ho Leung He Lee Scientific & Technological Prize in Physics, Ho Leung He Lee (HLHL)  Foundation, Hong Kong (2007), First Class Prize for Achievement in Natural Sciences,  ChineseAcademy of Sciences (1994)

“This was my first staying in the world-wide prestige institutions since China opened its door. I not only learned the advancement of science and technology at that time, but also their quintessence. It was my staying at TUM that brought me directly to the scientific frontier. My experience there was very valuable for my later scientific Career.”