Peter Broekmann, University of Bern, Switzerland
Title: From Structure to function: towards an atomistic understanding of the action of additives relevant for the Damascene and TSV copper plating

Peter Broekmann studied chemistry at the University of Bonn, where he gained a PhD in physical chemistry in 2000. After a postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. Bene Poelsema at the University of Twente (Netherlands) he started a habilitation project at the Institute of Physical Chemistry in Bonn. Since October 2007 he is member of the BASF copper plating team. In October 2008 he accepted a lecturer position for interfacial electrochemistry at the University of Bern. His research is focused on copper electrochemistry utilizing in-situ scanning probe techniques, in-situ X-ray diffraction and ex-situ photoelectron spectroscopy.