Teaching experience

Lectures in the physics department of the Humboldt University and in the Institute of Physics at the TU Ilmenau:

  • Electronic structure of solids
  • Theory of semiconductor quantum structures
  • density functional theory
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Statistical physics
  • Methods of computer-aided materials physics
  • Theoretical physics III (quantum theory)
  • Theoretical solid state physics
  • Solid state physics for electrical engineers

as well as various exercises in solid state theory and quantum mechanics and supervision of doctoral and diploma thesesSummer schools for the German National Academic Foundation:

  • Nanosciences and Nanotechnology in Guidel-Plage (France), 2005 (with Prof. Holger T. Grahn, PDI, Berlin)
  • Physics of complex systems: on electrons, financial markets and cardiac fibrillation in Rovinji (Croatia), 2001 (with Prof. Michael Schreiber, Chemnitz/IU Bremen)
  • Numerical approaches to solid state physics in La Rochelle (France), 1998 (with Prof.Eberhard Gross, Würzburg, now FU Berlin
  • Dimension-reduced semiconductors: From quantum mechanics to electronics in Bled (Slovenia), 1994 (with Prof. Holger T. Grahn, PDI, Berlin
  • Collective behaviour in physical, biological and other many-particle systems in Kloster Salem, 2007 (with Prof. Philipp Maaß, TU Ilmenau and Dr. Michael Bachmann, Lunds University, Sweden

Supervisor "Research Experience for Undergraduates" at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1994. Textbook author

Many-particle theory, 1986 by B. G. Teubner in Stuttgart andMany-Particle Theory extended translation, Adam Hilger, 1991 (with Eberhard Gross, Würzburg, and Olle Heinonen, Orlando, Florida)

Trainer for theInternational Mathematics Olympiads (IMO): Team of the Federal Republic of Germany in the years 1983-89, in Cuba, Finland, Australia, Federal Republic of Germany and Poland

Vacation Academy

Summer University of the STUDIENSTIFTUNG des deutschen Volkes

Academy: Guidel-Plage from 11 September to 24 September 2005 Title of the working group: Nanosciences and Nanotechnology

Since the development of quantum physics by Max Planck more than 100 years ago, we have known that in the world of individual atoms very special effects sometimes contradictory to the normal view come to light. The nanosciences and nanotechnologies should make possible the development of new materials and substances as well as systems in biotechnology and information technology in this range of a few nanometres (1 nm = 10^{-9} m). This requires a detailed understanding of the most varied properties of materials, substances and biological systems in the nanometer range. On the basis of some examples from current reports in scientific journals we want to work out an overview of the state of research in this field. The thematic spectrum ranges from optoelectronics to functionalized materials, nanoanalytics and biosensor technology.

Head of the research group: Prof. Dr. Holger Grahn Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics, Berlin Homepage: www.pdi-berlin.de

Prof. Dr. Erich Runge Institute for Physics at the Technical University of Ilmenau


Students of natural and engineering sciences such as physics, materials science, electrical engineering and chemistry

Literature:1 M. Wilson, K. Kannangara, G. Smithby, M. SimmonsNanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies. Chapman & Hall/CRC 20022. C. P. Poole, F. J. OwensIntroduction to Nanotechnology. Wiley-Interscience 20033. E. L. Wolf Nanophysics and Nanotechnology : An Introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience.John Wiley & Sons Nov. 20044. Editors of Scientific AmericanUnderstanding Nanotechnology by Scientific American. Warner Books 2002