Prof. Axel Lorke received his PhD in Experimental Physics in 1991 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) Munich. He worked as a PostDoc at the University of Tokyo, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the LMU Munich, where he also received his ‘Habilitation’. Since the year 2000 he has been a Full Professor (C4) for Experimental Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His work focuses on the electronic and optical properties nano-structures and low-dimensional semiconductors. Starting in 2004 he has been coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Nanoparticles from the Gas Phase’,funded by the German Research Foundation. He is co-founder and presently Director of the ‘Center for NanoIntegration Duisburg-Essen’ (CeNIDE), which represents about 35 research groups working in the nanosciences with a total of about 200 scientists.
Lorke is author and co-author of 4 patents and 125 refereed publications with a total of about 4000 citations.