Hans Dieter Hochheimer
Hans D. Hochheimer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1943. He received his degree as Diplom Physiker from the Goethe Univerität Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1970, his Dr. rer. nat. in 1974, and his Dr. rer. nat. habil. in 1980 from the University of Regensburg. In 1970, he received a DAAD Fellowship to study at the Princeton University and in 1975 a postdoctoral fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to work at the Arizona State University, Glendale, AZ, USA. In the period 1976–1977, he held there the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor. He spent the summer of 1976 as Visiting Faculty Member at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. From 1984 to 1985, he spent 3 months as Visiting Professor at Colorado State University. From 1978 to 1986, he was Head of the High Pressure Group at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, and from 1986 to 1988 Staff Member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA. In 1988, he joined then the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, as Professor of physics. He served as Chair of the Physics Department from 2005 to 2010 and is now Professor and Chair Emeritus. He holds now appointments as Adjunct Professor of physics at the Arizona State University and a Visiting Professor at the North University of China, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. He served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the European High Pressure Research Group from 1982 to 1988 and as Chair Elect, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society (2003–2005) and served as Chair of the Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressure in 1996. His research interests are Raman and Brillouin scattering, absorption, luminescence measurements, energy dispersive X-ray diffraction, transport measurements, EXAFS measurements (synchrotron radiation) at high pressures, phonon anharmonicities, molecular crystals, pressure-induced phase transitions, liquids at high pressure, valence fluctuations, spin density waves, organic conductors, and low-dimensional materials.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2013