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Dr. habil. Gabi Schierning

Head of Department Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

Name Schierning, Dr. habil. Gabi

Curriculum Vitae

Professional employment

Since 2015  Head of the department "Themoelectric materials and devices"
at the Institute for Metallic Materials, Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden), Dresden, Germany
2009 – 2015 Group leader of an independent research team "Nanoscaled thermoelectric materials"
at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2007 – 2015 Research associate in the group Nanostrukturtechnik, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2005 – 2007 Visiting scholar at University of Wellington, New Zealand,
Post doc positions at Darmstadt Technical University, Germany, and
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Academic education

2016  Habilitation at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
subject: Electrical engineering materials; mentor: Prof. R. Schmechel
2005 PhD thesis at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany,
with Prof. A. Winnacker
2002 Diploma thesis at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
with Prof. A. Winnacker
1997 – 2002 Studies of Materials Science and Engineering
at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Honours, distinctions, awards

2014  Award of innovation in the category young researcher,
awarded by the state of North-Rhine Westphalia
2009 Young investigator grant by the state of North-Rhine Westphalia


Research Highlights

  1. G. Li, J. Garcia Fernandez, D. A. Lara Ramos, V. Barati, N. Perez, I. Soldatov, H. Reith, G. Schierning, K. Nielsch,
    Integrated microthermoelectric coolers with rapid response time and high device reliability,
    Nature electronics  2018, 1, 555.
  2. J. Gooth, G. Schierning, C. Felser, K. Nielsch,
    Quantum materials for thermoelectricity,
    MRS Bulletin 2018, 43 (3), 187.
  3. S. Heimann, S. Schulz, J. Schaumann, A.-V. Mudring, J. Stoetzel, F. Maculewicz, G. Schierning,
    Record figure of merit values of highly stoichiometric Sb2Te3 porous bulk synthesized from tailor-made molecular precursors in ionic liquids,
    J. Mater. Chem. C  2015, 3(40), 10375.