Christian Kumpf, Jülich Research Centre, Germany
Title: Interaction across metal-organic and heterorganic contacts: adsorption of organic molecules on noble metal surfaces

Christian Kumpf graduated at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and received the doctoral degree from University of Rostock. After a Postdoc phase at Risø National Laboratory in Roskilde/Denmark with Prof. R. Feidenhans'l and Prof. C. Bechgaard he obtained his Habilitation at University of Würzburg under guidance of Prof. E. Umbach in 2006. In 2008 he moved to the Forschungszentrum Jülich, and recently he was offered a professorship at RWTH Aachen University. Since 1995 he is working in the field of Thin Films and Surface Science, at first on Metal-Silicide thin films as well as group-IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductor surfaces. In 2001 he moved on towards molecular adsorbate systems, with special focus on interaction phenomena at metal-organic and hetero-organic contacts.