Andre Mischke

Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Andre Mischke was born in 1972 in Niebuell, Germany. He studied physics and mathematics at the Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany, where he received his 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 from 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, Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 2006. He had temporary appointments with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Wayne State University. He serves as an Associate Professor at Utrecht University and a Group Leader of the ERC-Starting Grant project “Characterization of the Quark-Gluon Plasma.” 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 and thermal photon production) and particle detector development. He has been involved in several international experiments: NA49 at the CERN-SPS (1997–2003), STAR at Brookhaven National Laboratory (2003”2009, Council Member), and ALICE at the CERN-LHC (since 2006). 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 a Starting Independent Researcher (2007) and Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council (2013). In 2008, he received the Nuclear Physics-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 22 May 2014

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