Thursday, November 26, 2020

Walter Schottky prize; return to Regensburg with DFG Heisenberg grant

The last weeks have brought excellent news in more than one way. First of all, it's now official that I'll return to University of Regensburg starting 1 March 2021 with a Heisenberg grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Named for the physics Nobel laureate and co-founder of quantum mechanics (and Maximilianeum scholarship recipient) Werner Heisenberg, this is the most renowned DFG grant line for researchers of all subjects who already fulfill the requirements for a tenured professorship. The grant with official title "Quantum transport in nanotubes: Single electron optomechanics and novel materials" has a duration of five years, with funding of approximately € 750.000 within the first three years. It is essentially a research fellowship, combined with money for equipment and employing students.

As an important consequence, I am looking for PhD students. Two positions and projects are available:

In case you are interested, please have a look at the announcements, see the links above or our jobs page, and send me an e-mail!

The second phantastic news is that I've been awarded the Walter Schottky Prize 2021 for our results on microwave optomechanics with a carbon nanotube. This is a a scientific prize awarded annually by the German Physical Society for outstanding research work of young academics in the field of solid-state physics. The prize is named after Walter Schottky, one of the pioneers of electronics and in particular semiconductor devices. Obviously this is a great honour, but also a great encouragement to build on and expand our exciting nano-electromechanics research.

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