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Prof. Dr. Thomas Schäpers

Birth:02.10.1962 in Borken/Westf., Germany
Affiliation:Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-9)
D-52425 Jülich, Germany
Phone: (+49) 2461-61-2668 Fax: (+49) 2461-61-2940
Position:Group Leader: Electronic Transport

Scientific Interests:

• Spintransport in semiconductor nanostructures
• Quantenphenomena in semiconductor-nanowires
• Superconductor-nanowire hybridsystems
• Transportproperties of topological Insulators


Education & Career:
10/1983 - 4/1989Physics at RWTH Aachen (Diploma)
5/1989-6/1989Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
7/1989 - 12/1992Ph. D. studies at the Institute of Thin Films and Ion Technology (ISI), Research Centre Jülich
1/1993- 8/1993Post-Doc at the Institute of Thin Films and Ion Technology (ISI), Research Centre Jülich
9/1993- 8/1994Post-Doc at Research Lab of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
8/1994 - 6/2000Habilitation at RWTH Technical University Aachen
10/2000-2/2001NTT Research and Development Center, Basic Research Laboratories, Atsugi-shi, Japan
4/2011-3/2013interim professorship, II. Physikalisches Institut A, RWTH Aachen
since 8/1994 -Researcher at Peter Grünberg Institute (formerly Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems)
since 2/2009-apl. Prof. RWTH Aachen
since 9/2012-Spokesperson of the Virtual Institute of Topological Insulators (VITI)