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Prof. Dr. Claus M. Schneider

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Claus Michael Schneider

Born August 19, 1958 in Backnang/Wttmbg., Germany

Director at the Institute of Solid State Research, Unit PGI-6 "Electronic Properties"

 Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
 D-52425 Jülich, Germany

Phone: (+49) 2461-61-4428
Fax: (+49) 2461-61-2620

Jointly appointed Professor (W3) at the
 University Duisburg-Essen
 Fachbereich Physik
 Lotharstr. 1
 D-47048 Duisburg, Germany 

Education and Career:
since 2011Jointly appointed First UAMR Professor (University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr) for Experimental Physics at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
since 2011Director at the Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI), Forschungszentrum Jülich, heading the unit PGI-6 "Electronic Properties"
2004-2010Jointly appointed Professor for Experimental Physics at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2003-2010Director at the Institute of Solid State Research (IFF), Forschungszentrum Jülich, heading the unit IFF-9 "Electronic Properties"
1998-2003Head of the Department "Thin Film Systems and Nanostructures" ,
Institute of Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden
1997-1998Lecturer at the J.-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany,
heading a research group at the Institute of Physics
1996Habilitation at the Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
Thesis title: "Optical Spin Orientation at Solid Surfaces"
1993-1996Principal Investigator at the Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle/Saale, Germany; Head of the Laboratory "Experiments with Synchrotron Radiation" at BESSY, Berlin.
1992-1993Postdoctoral Fellow at the "Surface Physics Laboratory", Simon-Fraser-University, Canada (Prof. B. Heinrich)
1990-1992Research Scientist at the Institute of Experimental Physics, Free University of Berlin
1990Ph.D. at the Free University of Berlin. Thesis title: "Electronic Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ultrathin Epitaxial Films: fcc-Cobalt on Cu(100)".
1988-1990Research assistant at the Inst. f. Experimental Physics, Free University of Berlin (Prof. Dr. J. Kirschner)
1985-1988Research assistant at the Institute of Interface Research and Vacuum Physics (IGV), Research Center Jülich (Prof. Dr. J. Kirschner)
1985Diploma in Experimental Physics, 2. Physics Institute, RWTH Aachen (Prof. Dr. G. Heiland). Thesis title: " Charge Accumulation and Trapping in Merocyanine Thin Films on Zinc Oxide" .
1979-1985Studies in general physics and solid state physics at the Aachen Institute of Technology (RWTH Aachen) in Germany.
2009Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Award
1992-1993Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NATO Science Division (DAAD)
1992"Karl-Scheel-Award" of the German Physical Society at Berlin