Professor Dr. habil Horst-Günter Rubahn
University of Southern Denmark, Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYD, Alsion 2, DK-6400 Sonderborg, Denmark
H.-G.Rubahn was born 21.9.1959 in Flensburg, Germany. He studied physics at the University of Göttingen 1979 – 1984. His PhD thesis was made with Prof. Dr. J. P. Toennies (1988) on a topic within gas phase physics and spectroscopy: Reactive and anisotropic elastic scattering of highly vibrationally excited two-atomic molecules. The Venia legendi in physics followed at the University of Göttingen 1998 on a topic within surface and laser science: Nonlinear optics at rough surfaces.
1987 - 1992 he was leader of two projects of the Centre of excellence (‘Sonderforschungsbereich’) 93 Photochemistry with Lasers.
1989 he was awarded a postdoctoral stipend of the German Research Foundation, DFG, with Prof. R. N. Zare, the inventor of one of the most widely spread spectroscopic techniques, Laser-induced fluorescence, at Stanford University, California, where he worked on State-to-state reaction dynamics.
1990 followed a postdoctoral year with Prof. Dr. Dr. hc K. Bergmann, University of Kaiserslautern, on developing a new nonlinear optical approach to spectroscopy: Adiabatic pumping-processes with lasers (STIRAP).
1991 - 1999 he worked as a senior research associate with Prof. Dr. J. P. Toennies at the Max Planck Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
1995 - 1997 he was awarded a habilitation-stipend of the DFG.
1999 he was visiting Professor at the University of Toulouse. The same year he became an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
He is full Professor at SDU since 2004 and was appointed head of The Mads Clausen Institute and Head of Campus beginning 2012.
H.-G. Rubahn was head of the PhD school Mesoscopic Structures, Optics, and Dynamics, founded in 2005, and since 2009 of the research training programme Functional Materials and Nanotechnology. He is also the founder and CSO of Nanofiber A/S, a start-up company that has been inaugurated 2005. He is the administrative director of the nanotechnology centre NanoSYD at SDU in Sønderborg, head of the cleanroom at NanoSYD, and also head of the nanotechnology group at the Mads Clausen Institute. Among the various networks, he and his groups contribute to two industry-academia networks, an innovation consortium, and three cross border INTERREG IV A projects.
He is in the board of the atom physics section (since 2004), and in the censor board (since 2006) of the Danish Physical Society (DFS), as well as the Engineering Educational Corps (since 2010). He is member of the board of the Centre for interface science (CIS) at the University of Oldenburg, in the editorial boards of Reports on Progress in Physics (since 2006), and Materials Science (since 2007), and in the physics and materials science expert panel of the European Commission, as well as the expert panel of the Danish National Advanced Technology Fond, HTF (since 2010). He is also in the board of the European materials science doctorate PCAM (since 2008), and represents nanotechnology at SDU in the EU FP7 programme (since 2009), and in the FI infrastructure panel (2010). He has written and co-edited eight monographs and two textbooks, as well as some 160 refereed papers, and some 230 conference abstracts, proceedings, book and popular science articles.