Jörg Neugebauer (physicist) - Jörg Neugebauer (Physiker)

Jörg Neugebauer (born August 12, 1963 in Berlin ) is a German physicist and materials scientist .


Jörg Neugebauer studied physics at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1982 to 1987 . After graduating , he wrote his dissertation there with the title Determination of the atomic structure of pure semiconductor surfaces, interfaces and epitaxial layers with the help of total energy calculations based on the method of strong bonding , with which he received his doctorate in 1989 .

Neugebauer then worked as a postdoc at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (1989–1993) and then as a visiting scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in the USA (1993–1996). Back in Germany, he led an independent junior research group of the Max Planck Society at the Fritz Haber Institute (until 2003) and completed his habilitation in theoretical physics at the Technical University of Berlin in 2001 .

In 2003, Neugebauer was appointed professor of theoretical physics at the University of Paderborn . However, in 2004 he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf as a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Institute in order to set up and head the department of computer-aided material design . The focus of work in Neugebauer's department is ab-initio (parameter-free) scale-bridging computer simulations , ab-initio thermodynamics and kinetics , surface - and defect - physics as well as the theory ofEpitaxy , solidification and microstructure .

In 2007 he was honorary professor at the University of Bochum , where he then the initiator and founding member of the Interdisciplinary Center of Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) was at the Ruhr-University Bochum and there since 2008 as director of Advanced Study Group "Modeling" guides .

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