Prof Silke Christiansen
Silke Christiansen is appointed full professor since 11/2013 at the Free University – Berlin in the physics department and is managing a research department for correlative microscopy and materials data at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramics materials and systems in Forchheim, Germany. She received several awards including the MRS student award, a research fellowship award by the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung for a research stay at Columbia University, NY, USA and a Feodor Lynen Fellowship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to carry out research in silicon technology at TJ Watson Research Center of IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA. Moreover, she is distinguished honorary professor at the Material Science Dept., Chungbuk University in Korea for 6 years (2014-2020). She has significant experience in the field of nano-materials, in particular energy materials and context microscopy and spectroscopy, bio-medical sensing, bio-technology and opto- as well as large-area electronics. She advances materials based on correlated microscopies and spectroscopies for which she operates a labs@location unit with Carl Zeiss Microscopy. She gained her scientific experience at various institutions in Germany and the US, e.g. IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, Columbia University, NY, USA, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics and the Science of Light in Halle and Erlangen (group leader), Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (institute director), Leibnitz Institute for Photonic Technology in Jena (department leader) and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (PhD and habilitation). She has more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, more than 12 patents/- applications, more than 200 invited seminars, more than 120 invited, keynote and plenary talks at international conferences and ~ 14000 citations and an h-index of 61.