Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Dehm

Department Structure and Nano- / Micromechanics of Materials
+49 211 6792 217

Main Focus

  • Advanced Methods of der Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Experimental Methods of Micro- und Nanomechanics
  • In situ Electron Microscopy  and X-ray diffraction
  • Interface and Defect Physics
  • Mechanical Properties of metallic Materials and Thin Films

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Ansbach (1965)
  • Study of Materials Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen (1986-1992)
  • PhD study at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart) and University of Stuttgart (1992-1995)
  • PostDoc at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart (1995-1996)
  • Guest Scientist at the Technion / Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (1996-1998)
  • Scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart (1999-2005)
  • Director of the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Leoben, Austria (2005-2012)
  • Full Professor (Chair and Head of Department) of Materials Physics, University of Leoben (2005-2012)
  • Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung and Professor at the Ruhr-University Bochum (since 2012)

Honours and awards

  • ERC Advanced Grant Correlating the State and Properties of Grain Boundaries (2018)
  • Elected as Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • Research Award of Styria for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (2009)
  • Masing-Gedächtnispreis, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (2002)
  • Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1996-1998)
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