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Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eckern


Personal Details

Date of Birth: 9 March 1952
Address: Theoretical Physics II
  Institute of Physics
  University of Augsburg
  86135 Augsburg
  GERMANY
Telephone: +49 (0)821 598 3236
Telefax: +49 (0)821 598 3262
E-mail: ulrich.eckern (at) physik.uni-augsburg.de
Homepage: http://www.physik.uni-augsburg.de/theo2

Scientific Career

1970-1975 Study of Physics, University of Dortmund, Diploma 1975
1975-1976 Research Assistant, University of Dortmund
1977-1980 Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Karlsruhe
1979 Ph.D. (Physics) summa cum laude, University of Karlsruhe
1980-1982 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1982-1989 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Karlsruhe
1984 Habilitation (Physics), University of Karlsruhe
1989-1990 Heisenberg Fellow (DFG / German Research Foundation)
1990-1993 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Ia BAT, permanent), Research Center Karlsruhe, Institute for Nuclear Solid State Physics; Head of the Theory Group
since 1993 Professor (Chair) for Theoretical Physics II, University of Augsburg
1996-2005 Founding Member and Principal Investigator, DFG Research Training Group 283, "Nonlinear Problems in Analysis, Geometry and Physics", Augsburg
1996-2000 Founding Member and Principal Investigator, DFG Research Unit 241, "Metal-Insulator Transition and Magnetism in Highly Correlated Transition Metal Chalcogenides", Augsburg
1999-2005 Principal Investigator in DFG Priority Program 1073, "Collective Quantum States in Electronically Onedimensional Transition Metal Compounds"
2000-2009 Founding Member and Principal Investigator, DFG Collaborative Research Center 484, "Cooperative Phenomena in Solids: Metal-Insulator Transitions and Ordering of Microscopic Degrees of Freedom", Augsburg
2007-2009 Principal Investigator in DFG Priority Program 1285, "Semiconductor Spintronics"
2010-2017 Founding Member and Principal Investigator, DFG Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 80, "From Electronic Correlations to Functionality", Augsburg/Munich

Fellowships, Awards, Services to the Community, Administration

1980-1981 NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
1984 Vice-Chair of the Program Committee, 17th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Karlsruhe (LT-17), August 1984
1989 Walter Schottky Prize for Solid State Research, German Physical Society (with G. Schön and W. Zwerger)
1989-1990 Heisenberg Fellowship (DFG)
1993-1995 Managing Director, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg
1993-1997 Co-Coordinator of the EU-HCM Project "Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics: Interacting Electrons in Superconductors and Materials of Reduced Geometry", Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, as well as of two Euroconference series, the ESPRIT Working Group "Small Structures", and several INTAS/PECO projects
1996-1998 Dean of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty, University of Augsburg
1998-2011 Editor in Chief, Annalen der Physik (Homepage Augsburg)
1998-1999 (Elected) Member of the Senate, University of Augsburg
1999-2001 Prorector, University of Augsburg (Aufgabenbereiche)
1999-2004 Member of the Advisory Board "Nanotechnology", Research Center Karlsruhe
1999-2006 Co-Coordinator of three WE-Heraeus Seminars, Bad Honnef (1999, 2002, 2006)
2000-2002 Member of the Executive Board, Bavaria-California Technology Center (BaCaTeC), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; 2003-2014 member of the BaCaTeC Advisory Board
2000-2006 Member of the Council ("Vorstandsrat"), German Physical Society
2003- Coordinator of ECCE Birzeit, an international, UNESCO supported initiative to establish a Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in Palestine
2003-2006 Managing Director, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg
2004-2007 (Elected) Member of the Senate, University of Augsburg
2006 Co-Coordinator of the Symposium Magnetic Switching (DPG/EPS Spring Meeting, Dresden)
2006 Coordinator of the Summer School Communication-Dialog-Peace Work, Augsburg
2006-2014 Member of the Hertha Sponer Prize Committee, German Physical Society
2008 Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society
2011-2012 Managing Director, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg
2012-2019 (Elected) Member of the DFG Review Board 307 (area 307-02: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics); Chairman  5/2016 - 4/2018
2012- Member of the Honorary Advisory Board, Annalen der Physik
2012 Fellow, American Physical Society
2012-2015 Chair of the Division "Low Temperatures" of the German Physical Society
2015- Member of the Advisory Board, Z. Naturforsch. A
2015 Distinguished Referee, European Physical Journal B
2017-2020 Member of the Prize Committee "Walter Schottky Prize for Solid State Research"

Research Areas

  • Theory of superconductivity and superfluid Helium
  • Unconventional superconductors near interfaces
  • Quantum mechanics and dissipation: Josephson junctions and networks
  • Phase coherence in mesoscopic systems: disorder and electron-electron interaction
  • One-dimensional models and quasi one-dimensional materials
  • Charge and spin transport: disorder and finite-size effects
  • Density functional theory: electronic structure, transport and response

Professional Memberships

Referee

DFG, AvH, EU, MIUR, NSF, GIF, as well as for several scientific journals

Publications


April 2017