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Name Büchner, Prof. Dr. Bernd
Department Executive Board & Institute für Solid State Research
Position Scientific Director & Director of the IFW Institute für Solid State Research

Scientific Focus

  • Materials with strongly correlated electrons
  • Superconductivity and magnetism in unconventional superconductors such as iron basedsuperconductors, cuprates, etc.
  • Materials Research on Novel Materials, such as Transition Metal Oxides, Lanthanides, Molecular Nanostructures and Molecular Magnets
  • Electronic Properties of Solids and Molecular Nanostructures
  • Magnetic Interactions and Order Phenomena

Curriculum Vita

Professional Education

  • University of Cologne, Germany - Diploma in Physics (1989)
  • University of Cologne, Germany - Doctorate in Physics (1993)
  • University of Cologne, Germany - Habilitation in Physics (1999)


Since 2018

Scientific Director of Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

Since 09/2003

Full Professor (C4) for Experimental Physics, TU Dresden and Director of Institute of Solid State Research, IFW Dresden


Associate Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Guest Professor for Physics, University of Braunschweig, Germany


Lecturer for Experimental Physics, University of Cologne, Germany

1992 -1999

Research Assistant, University of Cologne, Germany

1993, 1997, 1999

Visiting Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


Other Academic Positions

  • Coordinator of the DFG priority program SPP 1458 entitled “High temperaturesuperconductivity in Fe-Pnictides” (since 2009)
  • Steering Committee of Collaborative Research Center 1143  “Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration To Topology” since 2014
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Graduiertenkolleg 1621 “Itineranter Magnetismus und Supraleitung in intermetallischen Verbindungen” at TU Dresden
  • Founding director of the Center of Transport and Devices of Emergent Materials (CTD) at TUDresden
  •  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPI-FKF Stuttgart (2006 - 2015, ), Spokesperson 2012 - 2015
  • Member of the DFG Review Board 307 “Condensed Matter Physics” (2006 - 2016), Spokesperson  2014 - 2016
  • Jury–member of Walter-Schottky- Award of the DPG (2010 - 2015)
  • Member of the International Peer Review Panel for Physics and Astronomy of the Independent Research Fund Denmark / Natural Science (since 2017)
  • Member of the editorial board of the European Physical Journal B 2008 - 2013
  • Referee for various leading organizations (f. e. DFG, BMBF, EC, NSF, SNF, GIF)
  • Referee for more than 20 journals (f. e. Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Communication,Physical Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B)
  • Jury–member of the German–Polish Kopernikus-Award ( 2013 – 2020)