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Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt

Institute Director

Name Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Oliver G.
Department Institute for Integrative Nanosciences
Phone Number +49-351-4659-800
Email o.schmidt(at)ifw-dresden.de
Name:Oliver G. SCHMIDT
Date of Birth:4th July, 1971
Place of Birth:Kiel, Germany
Awards and Honours
2020Smallest Microelectronic Robot, Guinness World Records
2020Elected member of the Saxionian Academy of Sciences
2019Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics
2019ERC Advanced Grant, European Research Council
2018Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, German Research Foundation
2018Elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2018Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics
2013International Dresden Barkhausen Award, Materials Research Network Dresden
2012New Research Building “Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes" (MAIN), Federal state and Free State of Saxony
2011Honorary Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2010Guinness World Record® for the Smallest Man-Made Jet Engine
2010Ace of Saxony, Free State of Saxony
2010Nanotechnology Thought Leader, AzoNano
2006Carus-Prize, City Schweinfurt
2005Carus-Medal, German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
2004Laureate of the competition “Images of Science”, Max-Planck-Society
2004Heinrich-Düker-Prize, Kepler-Seminar for Natural Sciences
2003Laureate of the Young Scientist competition “Nanotechnology”, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
2002Philip-Morris Research Award, Philip-Morris GmbH
2000Otto-Hahn Medal, Max-Planck-Society
1999Summa cum laude for PhD thesis, Berlin University of Technology
1993Perkin-Elmar-Prize, King’s College London
Professional career
2007 -Director, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Leibniz IFW Dresden, Germany
2007 –Full Professorship, Material Systems for Nanoelectronics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
2004 - 2007Private lecturer, University of Stuttgart
2002 - 2007Head of research group, Max-Planck-institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
2001 - 2002Research associate, University of Southern California
1999 - 2001Research associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
1996 - 1999Research assistant, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
2003Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification), University of Hamburg, Germany
1999Graduation to Dr. rer. nat., Berlin University of Technology, German
1996Diploma in Physics
1993 - 1996Studies of Physics, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
1993Bachelor of Science in Physics
1992 - 1993Studies of Physics, King’s College London, England
1990 - 1992Studies of Physics, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
1990“Abitur”, German School London, England
2020 - Elected member of the Saxionian Academy of Sciences
2019 - Adjunct Professorship for Nanophysics, Faculty of Physics, TU Dresden
2019 - Principal Investigator within Cluster of Excellence “Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter (ct.qmat)”, TU Dresden
2018 - Elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2018 -Task Force, Research Center MAIN ("Materials, Archtectures, and Integration of Nanomembranes")
2017 -Section D, Leibniz Association
2012 - 2019Principal Investigator within Cluster of Excellence “Center for Advanced Electronics Dresden (CfAED)”, TU Dresden
2012 - 2018Speaker of Center for Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN)
2012 - 2018Principal Investigator within Cluster of Excellence “Merge Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures (MERGE)”, TU Chemnitz
2010 -Institute of Physics, TU Chemnitz
2009 -Faculty for Natural Sciences, TU Chemnitz
2009 -Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (Leibniz IFW Dresden)
2007 -Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Chemnitz
1994 -German Physical Society
Editorial Board Memberships
2017 -Editorial board member, "Advanced Materials Technologies"
2014 - 2017Founding editorial board member, "Physical Review Applied"
2012 -Editorial board member, "Particle“
2007 - 2009Editorial board member, "Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics“
2006 - 2014Regional editor (Europe), "Nanoscale Research Letters“

Review services for journals and magazines

  • Nature
  • Nature Materials
  • Nature Nanotechnology
  • Nature Photonics
  • Nature Physics
  • Nature Chemistry
  • Nature Communications
  • Science Robotics
  • Science Advances
  • Nano Letters
  • ACS Nano
  • JACS
  • Angewandte Chemie
  • Advanced Materials
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Nanomedicine
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • IEEE Electron. Dev. Lett.
  • IEEE Trans. Electron. Dev.
  • IEEE Trans. Nanotechn.
  • IEEE Robot. Autom. Lett.
  • IEEE J. Microelectromech. Syst.
  • and many more…

Review services for foundations

  • German Research Society
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • European Union
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States National Science Foundation
  • US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
  • Swiss National Fonds
  • and many more…