Andre Mischke was born in 1972 in Niebüll, Germany. He studied physics and mathematics at the Philipps-University Marburg, where he received his Diploma (M.S. degree) in 1999. His doctoral research has been carried out at the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GSI in Darmstadt on hyperon production in heavy-ion collisions with the NA49 experiment at the CERN-SPS facility. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Frankfurt. He is a recent FOM Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF) in Amsterdam and was appointed as a Junior Lecturer at Utrecht University in 2006. He had temporary appointments with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Wayne State University. Since 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor and the Leader of the ERC-Starting Independent Researcher Group at Utrecht University. His main research interests are QCD matter under extreme conditions (Quark-Gluon Plasma formation) and the experimental access via high-energy heavy-ion collisions (heavy-flavor production and jet-like correlations, thermal photon production) and particle detector development. He has been involved in several international experiments: STAR at Brookhaven National Laboratory (since 2003, Council Member), NA49 (1997–2003), and ALICE (since 2006) at CERN. Since 2007, he has been appointed as a Member of the RHIC & AGS Users' Executive Committee at BNL. He was awarded several career development grants, namely, the Innovative Research Grants Veni (2005) and Vidi (2008) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), as well as the Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council (2007). In 2008, he received the Nuclear Physics A—Young Scientist Award for his research on heavy-quark particle correlations in heavy-ion collisions. He has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Biography Updated on 12 May 2009