Jörg Fink received his Laurea in physics from the Technical University at Munich, Germany, in 1963, and a Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1966. During his Ph.D. degree he worked on studies of the Mössbauer effect following neutron capture in Gd compounds. He then moved to the Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany, continuing his work utilising the Mössbauer effect, this time on transition metal compounds. From 1978 to 1982 he was seconded to the Research Centre in Jülich where he embarked on research involving electron spectroscopies, in particular electron energy‐loss, photoemission, and X‐ray absorption spectroscopy. In 1994 he took up a full Professorship at the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and was in addition Director of the Institute for Solid State Research at the IFW Dresden. After the official retirement in 2003 he continues to do research at the IFW Dresden. Research into carbon systems forms one of his main enduring interests, with contributions being made in the fields of conducting and semiconducting polymers, fullerenes, nanotubes, diamond, and diamond-like carbon. His other main fields of activity are directed towards the study of the electronic structure of superconductors such as transition metal carbides and nitrides, A15 compounds, cuprates, intercalated fullerenes, and borocarbides. Further work is related to electronic structure studies of simple metals, low dimensional systems, and 3D transition metal compounds.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2014