Ludger Wirtz, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Title: The phonon dispersion of graphene in interaction with different substrates

Ludger Wirtz studied physics at Bonn University, Germany, and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA. He received the PhD from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2001. After a postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. A. Rubio at the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, he joined the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnology (IEMN) in Lille, France, as a permanent researcher of the CNRS in 2004. In February 2012 he was appointed professor of theoretical solid-state physics at the University of Luxembourg. His research interests include semiclassical methods in mesoscopic physics, the theory of ion-surface interaction, and the theoretical/computational spectroscopy of nanostructured materials (graphene, nanotubes, nanocrystals).