Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kathy Lüdge has been appointed to the Technische Universität Ilmenau as of November 1, 2021, where she will head theDepartment ofTheoretical Physics II.
Kathy Lüdge studied physics at the Technische Universität in Berlin and received her doctorate there in 2003 in solid state physics in the field of surface analysis. She completed her habilitation on nonlinear carrier dynamics in quantum dot-based lasers in 2011 at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at TU Berlin, for which she received the Karl Scheel Prize of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin in 2012.
During her scientific career, she was a visiting scientist at the University of Minnesota (USA) in 2002, a visiting professor at Freie Universität in Berlin in 2015, and a Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2016. From 2016-2021, she worked as a university professor at TU Berlin, where she headed the Department of Nonlinear Laser Dynamics. She is known to the scientific community through more than 100 articles in renowned journals.
At the TU Ilmenau, Prof. Lüdge will investigate the emission properties of semiconductor devices using numerical methods and develop new approaches for their optimization and innovative applications. The focus is on simulations of spatio-temporal dynamics and machine learning methods.