Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier

Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier

Institute of Condensed Matter Physics
Professur für Experimentalphysik (Rastersondenmikroskopie) (Prof. Dr. Maier)

Room: Room 222
Erwin-Rommel-Str. 1
91058 Erlangen

Experimental Physics (Scanning Probe Microscopy) – Research Area A2/B

Sabine Maier was appointed as W1 Junior Professor for Scanning Probe Microscopy within the EAM’s Rising Star program at the Physics Department of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in October 2010. In Semptember 2016 she was successfully tenured (Associate Professor (W2) Experimental Physics – Scanning Probe Microscopy).
She studied physics at the University of Basel in Switzerland. She did her PhD in Basel in the group of Prof. E. Meyer and received her doctoral degree in 2007. During one year of her dissertation she worked as a researcher for Prof. R. Bennewitz at the McGill University in Montreal (Canada). From 2007 to 2010 she was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. M. Salmeron at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California Berkeley. Her research experience comprises several aspects of surface science based on scanning probe microscopy, including self-assembly of organic molecules on insulating substrates, nanotribology, as well as the structure and reaction of small molecules on catalytic active substrates. In March 2012 she was appointed as a member of the “Förderkolleg der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften” with her research project “Self-assembly and molecular structure of ultrathin films using scanning probe microscopy”. In May 2013 she was awarded an EAM Starting Grant (100,000 EUR) for her project “Structure and electronics properties of hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces”. In November 2014 she received the ERC Starting Grant worth 1.5 million EUR for her project SURFLINK – Molecular carpets on insulating surfaces: rational design of covalent networks.