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Curriculum Vitae

Academic education
10/1987 – 04/1990 Diplom in Physics ("mit Auszeichnung"), Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, with Prof. F. J. Wegner, funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
10/1986 – 09/1987 Licence en Magistère de Physique ("très bien"), Université Paris 7
10/1984 – 09/1986 Vordiplom in Physics and Mathematics, TH Darmstadt
Academic degrees and prizes
Habilitation Theoretical Physics, Universität zu Köln 1999
Dissertation Theoretical Physics ("mit Auszeichnung"), RWTH Aachen 1994, with Prof. D. Vollhardt, funded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Prize Borchers-Plakette of the RWTH Aachen 1994
Work experience
since 04/2006 Professor (W3), TU Dortmund
04/2005 – 03/2006 Professor (W2), Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
04/2004 – 07/2004 Visiting Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
03/2000 – 03/2005 Member of Staff (C2), Universität zu Köln, with Prof. E. Müller-Hartmann
01/1997 – 03/2000 Member of Staff (C1), Universität zu Köln, with Prof. E. Müller-Hartmann
02/1998 – 04/1998 Visit to National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, USA
10/1995 – 12/1996 Postdoctoral researcher, Université Paris-Sud, with Prof. H.J. Schulz
01/1994 – 09/1995 Postdoctoral researcher, Universität zu Köln, with Prof. E. Müller-Hartmann
Further academic activities
11/2018 – 03/2019 Sabbatical at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
04/2014 – 09/2016 Dean of the Faculty of Physics, TU Dortmund
05/2008 – 03/2014 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Physics, TU Dortmund
10/2011 – 12/2016 Curator of Physik-Journal of DPG
02/2010 – 12/2016 Member of the Editorial Board of European Physical Journal B
2011 "Outstanding Referee" of the APS Journals
09/2010 Refusal of W3 offer of Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
2010 "Distinguished Referee" of Europhysics Letters
07/2008 – 03/2009 Sabbatical at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).