Prof. Dr. Gerd Schönhense

Prof. Dr. Gerd Schönhense

Main Research Fields

Electron microscopy and spectromicroscopy, Surface and adsorbate physics, Thin film magnetism, Imaging of ultrafast processes and transient states using time-resolved electron microscopy, Multiphoton photoemission

Scientific Career

2001 - 2004 Provisional scientific head of IMM
Since 1991 Professor, Institute of Physics, JGU Mainz
1987 - 1991 Professor (no tenure) at the Faculty of Physics, University of Bielefeld
1988 - 1989 Research visit at the Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), in the group of Prof. Ch. S. Fadley
1987 Habilitation Thesis: Spinpolarisation and dichroism in photoemission
1985 - 1987 Research Associate (Hochschulassistent) at Fakultät für Physik, University of Bielefeld, in the group of Prof. U. Heinzmann
1984 - 1985 Postdoctoral fellow at Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik, ETH Zürich, in the group of Prof. H.C. Siegmann
1981 - 1984 Research Associate at Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin
1979 - 1981 PhD student in experimental Physics, in the group of Prof. J. Kessler, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster
1973 - 1978 Study of Physics, Universität Münster (Dipl. Thesis)

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

Since 2009 Member of Peer Review Board of Diamond, Oxford (Synchrotron Source)
2007 - 2008 Member of Technologiebeirat Rhineland Palatinate
Since 1990 (Co-)Foundation of four companies as spin-offs in the University groups
Since 2003 Member and since 05/2004 Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of IMM
2002 - 2007 Member of the Board of “Materials Valley e.V.” Rhein-Main
2004 Innovationspreis Synchrotronstrahlung
1991 Gaede-Preis of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vakuum (DAGV)
1990 Bennigsen-Foerder-Preis oft the Federal State of Nordrhein-Westfalen
1985 Karl-Scheel Preis of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
1981 PhD Prize of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universiät of Münster
1979 - 1980 Stipend of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes