Research interests: Relating nanostructure to functionality

  • Lab based X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS/XRD) on colloidal nanocrystals: semiconducting core/shell NCs and magnetic FeO NCs
  • Synchrotron based X-ray techniques: In-situ & ex-situ  (A)SAXS, WAXS, XRD, XANES,...
  • Magnetic properties of nanostructures

Scientific Panels:

  • Executive Board Member of  ESUO, the European Synchrotron User Organisation ( since 2021
  • Austrian Delegate to ESUO since 2012
  • Member of working groups & panels within  LEAPS: League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources
  • Member of the Project Review Panel SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS at DESY-PETRA III

Conference Organisation (repeatingly):

  • Biannual European NESY Winter School & Symposium on Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation since 2011:


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Academic Career

  • 1993 - 2000

Study of physics, Karl-Franzens-University, Graz (Austria)

  • 1999 - 2000
    Diploma thesis: "Optical properties of metallic nanoparticles in a two-dimensional lattice configuration"August
  • 2000 - April 2004
    Ph.D. thesis: "Magnetic semiconductor nanostructures" at Institute of Solid State and Semiconductor Physics, JKU Linz
  • May 2004 - July 2006

Postdoctoral position in the IV-VI group, JKU Linz

  • August 2006 - October 2009

Senior PostDoc at Institute of Solid State and Semiconductor Physics, JKU Linz

  • August 2006 -November 2011

Project leader of FWF Project: Ferromagnetic GeMnTe nanostructures

  • October 2009 - October 2015

University Assistant, Institute of Physics, Montanuniversitaet LeobenOctober

  • since 2015 -Senior Lecturer, Institute of Physics, Montanuniversitaet Leoben