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Prof. Dr. Detlev Grützmacher

Birth:28.08.1960 in Hamburg, Germany
Affiliation:Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-9)
D-52425 Jülich, Germany
Phone: (+49)2461-61-2340 Fax: (+49)2461-612333

Scientific Interests:

Dr. rer. nat. Detlev Grützmacher was appointed Professor for experimental Physics at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) in October 2006. He was nominated director of the Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems -1, Semiconductor Nano-electronics at the Science Centre in Jülich (Germany). His focus of research is directed to semiconductor physics and material science with special emphasis towards nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.


Education & Career:
1982 - 1988Student in Physics at the Georgia Augusta University, Göttingen and the RWTH Aachen
1988Diplom in Physics
1988 - 1991Post graduate student at the faculty of Physics at the RWTH Aachen.
1991Defends of the Thesis in Physics, the PhD in Physics was awarded with special honours
2001Habilitation in Physics at the University of Konstanz


1991 - 1993Postdoc at the T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York
1993 - 2006Member of the scientific staff and project leader Silicon-Nanosystems at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Villigen (Switzerland)
2001 - 2006Privatdozent at the University of Konstanz
since 2006Director of the Peter Grünberg Institute-9 (formerly Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems-1), Semiconductor Nanoelectronics, at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)



Scientific Director JARA-FIT
(Jülich Aachen Research Alliance – fundamentals of future information technology)
since 2010Acting Director JARA

The research of Detlev Grützmacher was awarded with the Borchers medal of the RWTH Aachen in 1991, an IBM invention achievement award and an IBM research achievement award in 1992 and 1993, respectively. He authored and co-authored more than 240 scientific papers. He gave numerous invited papers and was chair and co-chair of several national and international conferences, as well as served on the program and advisory committee of international conferences.