Name:                                    Norbert KOCH

Date of birth:                          20.06.1971

Born in:                                   Villach, Austria

Citizenship:                            Austria






1977 - 1981 Primary school in Feldkirchen i.K. (Austria)
1981 - 1989 High School “BRG Peraustraße” in Villach (Austria)
1989 - 1990  Military service, Klagenfurt (Austria)
1990 - 1997 Studying "Technische Physik" at the Technische Universität Graz (Austria)
1995 - 1997 Diploma Thesis at the Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Graz (Austria); supervisor: Prof. Dr. Günther Leising
1997 2. Diplomprüfung (Diploma Thesis Defense), “mit Auszeichnung”
1997 – 2000 Graduate Student at the Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Graz (Austria); supervisor: Prof. Dr. Günther Leising. “Electronic Properties of Organic/Metal Interfaces“
2000 Defense of Doctoral Thesis, “mit Auszeichnung”
2000 – 2002  Joint Research Associate at the Department of Chemistry (Prof. Jeffrey Schwartz) and the Department of Electrical Engineering (Prof. Antoine Kahn), Princeton University, Princeton (USA)
2003 – 2004 Research Associate at the Institut für Physik (Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)


Head of the Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group "Supramolecular Systems" (DFG)
2008 Offer of a W3-Professorship at Universität Bayreuth, D (declined)
2009 Offer of W3-Professorships at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D (accepted) and at Universität Jena, D (declined)
since 09/2009 Full Professor (W3), Institut f. Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D




 Research stays at other laboratories:


XPS and UPS on organic molecules and organic/metal interfaces at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Spectroscopie Electronique (LISE) (Prof. Jean-Jacques Pireaux), Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur (Belgium)
09 - 10/1996

XPS and UPS experiments on organic/metal interfaces at LISE, Namur (Belgium)

05 - 10/1998

Lehrstuhl für Physik Kondensierter Materie (Dr. Sigurd Schrader), Universität Potsdam (Germany)

05 - 06/1999

Experiments on electronic properties and structure of doped conjugated systems, Department of Chemistry (Prof. Kazuhiko Seki), Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan)

08 - 09/1999

2-Photon-Photoemission spectroscopy on organic molecules at the Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung mbH (BESSY II), Berlin (Germany); in collaboration with Dr. Bernd Winter, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik u. Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin (Germany)


Low temperature UPS experiments on doped conjugated systems at the Institut de physique appliquée (Prof. Marco Grioni), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland)



Additional Work Experience 

08 – 09/1994

Installation and maintenance of Medical Imaging Systems, Division of Medical Instruments, Siemens AG, Klagenfurt (Austria)

07 – 08/1995

Evaluation and upgrading of X-ray diffraction equipment for alloys at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf (Germany)

1999 – 2000

Staff Research Scientist at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials and Photonics, Joanneum Research GmbH, Weiz (Austria)

since 2003

Member of the scientific advisory board for Aculon, Inc., San Diego, Ca. (USA)





            Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

            American Vacuum Society

            Materials Research Society



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