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NameBüchner, Prof. Dr. Bernd
DepartmentExecutive Board
Institute for Solid State Research
Institute for Complex Materials (temp.)
PositionScientific Director
Director of the IFW Institute for Solid State Research
Acting Director of the IFW Institute for Complex Materials
ORCID 0000-0002-3886-2680

Scientific Focus

  • Materials with strongly correlated electrons
  • Superconductivity and magnetism in unconventional superconductors such as iron-based superconductors, cuprates, etc.
  • Materials research on novel materials, such as transition metal oxides/halides/chalcogenides, lanthanides, molecular nanostructures and molecular magnets
  • Magnetic interactions and order phenomena
  • Frustrated spin systems, spin liquids
  • Electronic properties of topological materials.

Curriculum Vitae

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 2020Acting Director of IFW Institute of Complex Materials (IKM)
Since 2018Scientific Director of Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Since 09/2003Full Professor (C4) for Experimental Physics, TU Dresden and Director of IFW Institute of Solid State Research (IFF)
12/2000-09/2003Associate Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany
03/2000-12/2000Guest Professor for Physics, University of Braunschweig, Germany
1999-03/2000Lecturer for Experimental Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
1992 -1999Research Assistant, University of Cologne, Germany


Professional Activities and Memberships

Since 2021Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Since 2019Principal Investigator and Member of the Steering Committee of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat “Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter”
Since 2014Member of the Steering committee of the Collaborative Research Center 1143 “Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology”
Since 2019 Deputy Spokesperson
2017-2020Member of the International Peer Review Panel for Physics and Astronomy of the Independent Research Fund Denmark / Natural Science
2013-2020Jury Member and Spokesperson of the German-Polish Kopernikus Award
2011-2020Member of the Scientific Board of Graduiertenkolleg 1621 “Itineranter Magnetismus und Supraleitung in Intermetallischen Verbindungen“
2009-2017Coordinator of the DFG priority program SPP 1458 “High-Temperature Superconductivity in Fe-Pnictides”
2008-2016Elected Member, DFG Review Board 307 (Condensed Matter Physics)
2011-2014 Deputy Spokesperson
2014-2016 Spokesperson
2006-2015Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the MPI-FKF Stuttgart
2012-2015 Spokesperson
2010-2015Jury Member of the Walter Schottky Award of the DPG
2008-2013Member of the Editorial Board of European Physical Journal B
Since 2016Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of npj Quantum Materials
Since 2016Member of the ESF College of Expert Reviewers

Referee for various leading organizations, e.g. DFG, BMBF, EC, NSF, SNF, GIF
Referee for over 20 Journals including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B