|Jörg Peter Kotthaus|
Fakultät für Physik der
Jörg P. Kotthaus is a Professor of Experimental Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München since 1989. He graduated with a Diplom in Physics from the Technische Universität München in 1969. In 1972 he received his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with research on antiferromagnetic resonance phenomena. At the Physik-Department of the Technische Universität München he participated between 1973 and 1978 in the initial spectroscopic studies of electronic excitations in two-dimensional electron systems on semiconductors. Following his appointment as Professor of Applied Physics (chair) at the Universität Hamburg in 1978 he started with his group to fabricate semiconductor microstructures realizing quantum wires and dots as well as lateral superlattices and to investigate their electronic properties employing spectroscopic techniques and transport studies. Presently research in his group concentrates on ballistic and phase coherent electron transport and single electron phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures, high frequency and opto-electronic phenomena in quantum confined devices, fundamentals and applications of nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), and improving methods of nanofabrication for a range of applications.
In 1998 he initiated and cofounded the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) at LMU München. CeNS (www.cens.de) is an interdisciplinary working group established to enhance research and education on tailored objects and functions at the nanometer scale at the interface between physics, chemistry and molecular biology. He served as CeNS spokesman between 1998 and 2006 and successfully coordinated the application and first year of operation of the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM, www.nanoinitiative.de), one of the Excellence Clusters funded since 2006 by the Initiative for Excellence of the German government.
He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the understanding of the electronic properties of confined systems in both one and two dimensions in 1989 and received the 1991 Gentner-Kastler-Prize of the French and the German Physical Societies for his work on optics on quantized electron systems and in 1995 a Max-Planck Research Prize for International Collaboration.