Christian Schroer takes over the scientific leadership of the synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Previously, he was professor at Technische Universität (TU) Dresden, and after a joint appointment procedure of the University of Hamburg and DESY, he now assumes a professorship in Hamburg. Initially, he worked in the field of theoretical physics; after his graduation, Schroer specialised in nano research and the development of X-ray optics. He too has a professional past at DESY: Before he was appointed at TU Dresden, he worked as a scientist at DESY from 2004 to 2006. As new scientific head of PETRA III, Schroer will advance the scientific programme and considerably increase the portfolio of experimental techniques. Moreover, he and his new workgroup will further develop X-ray microscopy at synchrotron radiation sources and X-ray free-electron lasers.

Academic career

Since 2014 Professor at the University of Hamburg and Leading Scientist at DESY
2006-2014 Professor for Structural Physics of Condensed Matter at the Technical University of Dresden
2004-2006 Scientist at DESY and private lecturer at the University of Hamburg
1998-2004 Research and teaching associate at RWTH Aachen University (postdoctoral lecture qualification 2004, private lecturer)
1996-1998 Postdoc at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA
1995-1996 Postdoc at the Institute for Solid State Physics Research (IFF) at Research Center Jülich
1992-1995 Doctoral student at the Institute for Solid State Research (IFF) at Research Center Jülich, doctorate at the University of Cologne, 1995
1986-1992 Study of physics at RWTH Aachen University