A number of additional research partners around the world are affiliated with IMPRS-CPQM. The purpose of these collaborations is to add further expertise to the research portfolio of the school which helps to pursue our scientific goals and provide an even more international experience for our students.
University of Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Laurens W. Molenkamp)
Prof. Dr. Laurens W. Molenkamp, the Chairholder for Experimental Physics III at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and director of the Institute for Topological Insulators, is a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids. In this role, he joins IMPRS-CPQM as a Principal Investigator and offers PhD projects which are joint between his department in Würzburg and MPI CPfS.
Prof. Molenkamp is a world-leading expert in semiconductor research, in particular spintronics and the physics of topological materials, and has received numerous prestigous awards for his groundbreaking work in these fields. By adding the expertise of Prof. Molenkamp to IMPRS-CPQM, we will widen the spectrum of our research activities which will result in new research opportunities for our PhD students.
University of Oxford/University College Cork (Prof. Dr. J.C. Seamus Davis)
Prof. J.C. Seamus Davis initially was a PI of IMPRS-CPQM through his affiliation with the University of Andrews. After his move to the University of Oxford (UK) and University College Cork (Ireland), where he holds a joint appointment, he became a Max Planck Fellow and thus remained part of IMPRS-CPQM.
Prof. Davis is a renowned researcher in the field of quantum matter. He and his group focus on the visualization of electronic and magnetic properties of quantum many-body phenomena on the atomic level. Their speciality is the development and use of innovative instrumentation - in particular based on scanning tunneling systems, which are operated in dedicated ultra-low vibration laboratories. Their fields of active research include superconductivity and topological materials.