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Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

Birth:29.01.1957 in D-66538 Neunkirchen/Saar, Germany
Affiliation:

Affiliation: Quantum Theory of Materials (PGI-1/IAS-1)
Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI)
and Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
D-52425 Jülich, Germany
and University RWTH Aachen
Phone: [+49] 2461-61-4249
Fax: [+49] 2461-61-2850
E-Mail: s.bluegel@fz-juelich.de
http://www.fz-juelich.de/pgi/Bluegel_S/

Position:Director of Institute Quantum Theory of Materials at Forschungszentrum Jülich
Professor (C4) for Theoretical Physics at University RWTH Aachen
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9987-4733 

 

Scientific Interest: Solid State Research

Theory of electronic properties in real solids, treatment of electron excitations and correlations; structural, magnetic and chemical properties of bulk solids, solids with imperfections, interfaces, surfaces and nanostructures of a type relevant to basic and applied science in the field of nanoelectronics; theory of spintronics, magnetoelectronics, molecular electronics and nanoferronics; physics of low-dimensional materials; magnetism at the spatial limit, complex magnetism, molecular magnetism; theory of STM and AFM; microscopic understanding of growth processes; computational condensed matter, high-performance computing, large-scale ab initio, i.e. based on density functional theory or many body perturbation theory (GW, T), quantum mechanical computer calculations, multiscale modeling, development of numerical and computational methods, development of electronic structure methods; FLAPW, SPEX, KKRnano development.

Education & Career:
1977-1984Study of Physics, University of Saarbrücken and Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische (RWTH) Aachen University in Germany,
Diplom in Physics, Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF), Forschungszentrum Jülich
1984-1985College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
1984-1988Research Assistant, Forschungszentrum Jülich
1988Ph.D. in Physics at RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF), Forschungszentrum
1988-1990Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo in Japan with Prof. K. Terakura
1990-2001Principal Investigator, Forschungszentrum Jülich
1996Habilitation at RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2001-2003Professor (C3) for Theoretical Physics, University of Osnabrück
since 2002Foundation of Institute Quantum Theory of Materials
Director at the Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF), Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute IFF-1: Quantum Theory of Materials
since 2003Professor for Theoretical Physics, RWTH Aachen University
2006Executive Director of the Department Institut für Festkörperforschung (IFF), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2009Founding member of the Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2010Director at the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute IAS-I: Quantum Theory of Materials
2012Executive Director of the Department Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Forschungszentrum Jülich
Awards:
1983Springorum Memorial Medal, RWTH Aachen
1984-1985Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1988Friedrich Wilhelm Prize, RWTH Aachen
1988-1990Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1993Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize, German Federal Secretary for Research and Technology
1994Academy Award, Academy of Sciences of the State North Rhine Westfalia
1994Member of the Academy of Science of the State North Rhine Westfalia
2001Offer of full professor position (C4) at University of Kaiserslautern, offer declined (2002)
  
Activities in the Scientific Community:
2004-2008BESSY, Beamtime Review Committee (Electronic Structure and Magnetism)
since 2006Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of Psi-k
2006-2011Member of Scientific Advisory Board of John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC)
2006-2010Member of committee Gustav-Herz-Preis of the German Physical Society
2006-2011Member of the scientific advisory board of the Finish Center of Excellence Computational Nanoscience (COMP)
2008Chairman (elected) Gordon Research Conference on Magnetic Nanostructures
2009-2011Vice Chairman of JARA-HPC (Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, Section High Performance Computing)
2009-2011Membership in the Scientific Selection Panel of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy
since 2010Member of the Council of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire)
since 2011Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board of the  Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale) 

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