Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. em. Hartmut Zabel
Ruhr University Bochum,
HZ received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in1978, followed by a postdoctoral year at the University of Houston, Texas. In 1979 he was appointed Ass. Prof. at the UIUC, where he was promoted to Assoc. Prof. in 1983 and Full Prof. of Physics in 1986. From 1989 - 2012 he was Chair for Exp. Phys. at the Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Germany. Presently he is Guest Prof. at the Universities of Mainz and Uppsala. HZ is fellow of the APS, honorary Doctor of the KTH, Stockholm, and Adjunct Prof. of the UIUC. From 2000-2003 he was SAC member for the ESS, 2003-2005 SAC chairman of SINQ, 2007 – 2010 SAC chairman of the ILL. 2013 he became the MAINZ research awardee. 2017 HZ was elected member of the European Academy of Sciences. His teaching interest is in medical physics, his main research interests are in nanomagnetism, spintronics, x-ray and neutron scattering, and in magneto-optics.