Hans Dieter Hochheimer

Colorado State University, USA


Hans Dieter Hochheimer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1943. He received his degree as Diplom Physiker from the Goethe University Frankfurt, 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, Regensburg, German. From 1978 to 1986, he was the Head of the High Pressure Group at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, and from 1986 to 1988 he was a Staff Member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA. In 1988, he joined the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, as a Professor of physics. He served as a 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 a Vice-Chair and Chair of the European High Pressure Research Group from 1982 to 1988, as a Chair Elect, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Four Corners Section of the American Physical Society (2003–2005), and as a 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 24 February 2014

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