Michael Giersig Ph.D.

Giersig, Michael
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Michael Giersig studied at the A. Mickiewicz University of Poland. He carried out his diploma research work at the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin and received his diploma in physics at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1984.

He continued to work at the Fritz-Haber-Institut. He received his PhD in chemistry at the Freie University of Berlin in 1988. Subsequently he continued with his postdoctoral work at the Institute for Molecular Genetics of the Max-Planck–Institute in Berlin. At the end of 1989 he took up a post at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut in Berlin, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, where he was awarded twice with a research prize. In 1995 he received an international accolade in the form of a 2-year stay at the University of Melbourne, Dept. of Physical Chemistry. After his return he habilitated at the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Physical Chemistry in 1999. In 2000 Michael Giersig was appointed professor at the Technological University, department of physics in Poznan, Poland. He is the author/co-author of over 140 scientific journal and conference articles and book chapters.

He joined the research center caesar in April 2003 to establish the group “nanoparticle technology”. The work of the group focuses on the creation of 2-D and 3-D nanostructures, based on single nanoparticles as well as the fabrication of nanostructured surfaces with a size of a number of square centimeters. A further focal point is the optical, structural as well as magnetic characterization of nanostructures.

Education

He recieved his PhD in chemistry at the Freie University of Berlin in 1988.

Awards

In December 2005 Michael Giersig was awarded an honorary professorship by the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn.

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