Alexander Krimmel was born in 1962, he studied physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt. He received his M.S. degree in experimental solid state physics. Subsequently, he became a Ph.D. student at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France, and then graduated at the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1993. After a postdoctoral position as instrument scientist at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin, he moved to the University of Augsburg. In 2003, Krimmel completed his Habilitation and obtained the Venia Legendi in Experimental Physics. He was the Member and the Chairman of Subcommittee 4 of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ILL, Genoble, and a Member of the Facility Access Panel at the neutron source ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Chilton. He was a Principal Investigator within the Collaborative Research Network SFB484 at the University of Augsburg and of the Research Group Quantum Phase Transitions of the German Science Foundation. Krimmel's Referee activities included the externally funded instruments at the ILL (via Research Centre Jülich) and research projects of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The research profile includes extensive expertise in neutron and X-ray scattering, muSR, magnetic measurements, and ESR techniques that include high pressure (DAC and large volume cells) and high magnetic fields (steady and pulsed). Krimmel's main fields of research are magnetism, electronic correlations, superconductivity, crystal and magnetic structures, structure-property relationship, phase transitions, rare earth and transition metal compounds, multiferroics, low-dimensional systems, and nanostructured systems.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2011