Andreas Stierle, University of Hamburg and DESY, Germany
Title: Atomic structure of graphene supported metal nanoparticles
Andreas Stierle studied Physics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), where he received his PhD in 1996. From 1996-1998 he was employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (France) working in the field of surface and interface physics. Using surface x-ray diffraction as a main characterization tool, he investigated oxidation processes on metal and alloy surfaces. From 1998 to 2009 he held a position at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart, Germany) as a senior scientist, responsible for the construction and operation of a hard x-ray beamline at the Angströmquelle Karlsruhe (KIT, Germany) dedicated to in-situ studies of nanomaterials. In addition, he led a research group on nano-oxidation and corrosion. In 2009 he was appointed as a professor for solid state physics at the University of Siegen (Germany). Since 2012, he is holding an appointment as a professor for nanoscience at the University of Hamburg, in combination with a position as leading scientist at DESY (Hamburg, Germany). His main research interests are in-situ investigations of surfaces and interfaces under reaction conditions employing advanced surface sensitive x-ray diffraction schemes.