Dietrich ZAHN

Head of Semiconductor Physics Research
Semiconductor Physics
Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

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Professor Dietrich Zahn received a PhD degree in 1988 from the University of Wales in Cardiff. After a post-doc period at the TU Berlin he became Professor for Semiconductor Physics at the Technische Universität Chemnitz in 1993.
His research interests focus on the spectroscopic characterisation of semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, ultra-thin films, and low-dimensional structures.
He served as Pro-rector for Research at the Technische Universität Chemnitz and as Head of the Thin Film Division of the German Physical Society (DFG). Currently he is Speaker of the DFG Research Unit FOR 1154 “Towards Molecular Spintronics” and the DFG Research Unit FOR 1713 “Sensorical Micro and Nano Systems”. He is member of the excellence clusters „MERGE“ and „cfaed“. Prof. Zahn is Vice-president of the German Vacuum Society (DVG).
Professor Dietrich Zahn‘s research activity is reflected by the 860 published papers, one book, 19 chapter and 12 projects in his research field.