Leonhard Grill, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Germany
Title: Functional molecules on surfaces: polymerization and manipulation by STM

After graduation in experimental physics at the University of Graz/Austria (Prof. F. Netzer), L. Grill finished his PhD on ultrathin metallic films on semiconductors at the Laboratorio TASC in Trieste/Italy in 2001 (Prof. S. Modesti). He was research associate at the Free University Berlin (Prof. K.-H. Rieder) until 2006 when started to lead his own group. Since 2009 when he also finished his Habilitation, he is head of the "Nanoscale Science" group at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society (Dept. of Physical Chemistry). His research focuses on the study and manipulation of single functional molecules on surfaces by scanning tunneling microscopy.