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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Höfer

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Höfer

Philipps-Universität Marburg
Department of Physics, Surface Physics
Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg

Phone: +49 6421 28-24215
E-mail: hoefer@physik.uni-marburg.de
www: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb13/researchgroups/of/dynamics

Position: Professor (W3)
Expertise: Experimental Physics, laser spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, ultrafast electron dynamics, adsorption on semiconductor surfaces

Project B5: Time-Resolved Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy at Buried Semiconductor Interfaces

Project B6: Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission Studies of Interface Electron and Exciton Dynamics

Project Z: Coordination Project


University Education

1996 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Experimental Physics, TU München, „Nonlinear optical spectroscopy of silicon surfaces“
1989 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), TU München, Dissertation on “High resolution photoelectron spectroscopy at surfaces: lineshapes, loss processes and applications”, thesis advisor: Prof. E. Umbach
1985 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), TU München, supervisor: Prof. D. Menzel
1978-1985 Studies in Physics, Technische Universität (TU) München

Professional Experience

1999- Professor (C4/W3) for Experimental Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1996-1999 Lecturer/docent, Physik-Department, TU München
1994 Visiting Scientist, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York
1992-1999 Group Leader, Surface Dynamics, Laser Chemistry Department (Prof. K.-L. Kompa), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching/München
1990-1991 Postdoc, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York (USA), Department of Physical Sciences, Laser Science (Dr. T. F. Heinz)
1987-1989 Research Assistant, Physik-Department E20 (Prof. D. Menzel), TU München
1985-1987 Manager Data Processing, Central-Molkerei Augsburg e.G.

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2015 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan)
2014 Selection Committee Member for the Max Planck Research Award
2014 Guest Professor, Dept. of Physics, Columbia University, New York
2013- Spokesman SFB 1083 "Structure and Dynamics of Internal Interfaces"
2011 Ikerbasque Research Professor (Basque Country, Spain)
2009 Offer for a chair in Experimental Physics at the University of Würzburg (declined)
2007-2009 Dean of the Physics Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2006 Guest Professor, I.S.I.R. (Sanken Institute), University of Osaka, Japan
2006 Fellow of the American Physical Society (USA)
2003-2007 Managing Director, Material Sciences Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1999 Research Fellow, Institute for Chemical Research, RIKEN, Japan
1998 Adjunct Professor Institute for Quantum Electronics, TU Vienna, Austria
1995 Arnold-Sommerfeld-Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Selected Publications

  1. U. HöferNonlinear optical investigations of the dynamics of hydrogen interaction with silicon surfaces Appl. Phys. A 63, 533 (1996).
  2. U. Höfer, I. L. Shumay, Ch. Reuß, U. Thomann, W. Wallauer, Th. Fauster Time-resolved coherent photoelectron spectroscopy of quantized electronic states on metal surfaces Science 277, 1480 (1997).
  3. K. Stepán, J. Güdde, U. HöferTime-resolved measurement of surface diffusion induced by femtosecond laser pulses Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 236103 (2005).
  4. M. Dürr, U. HöferDissociative adsorption of molecular hydrogen on silicon surfaces Surf. Sci. Rep. 61, 465 (2006).
  5. J. Güdde, M. Rohleder, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, U. HöferTime-resolved investigation of coherently controlled electric currents at a metal surface Science 318, 1287 (2007).
  6. H. Schwalb, S. Sachs, M. Marks, A. Schöll, F. Reinert, E. Umbach, U. HöferElectron lifetime in a Shockley-type metal-organic interface state Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 146801 (2008).
  7. N. Armbrust, J. Güdde, P. Jakob, U. HöferTime-resolved two-photon photoemission of unoccupied electronic states of periodically rippled graphene on Ru(0001) Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 056801 (2012).
  8. M. Heyl, J. Güdde, A. L’Hullier, U. HöferHigh-order harmonic generation with µJ laser pulses at high repetition rates J. Phys. B-At. Mol. Opt. 45, 074020 (2012).
  9. U. Höfer and P. M. Echenique Resolubility of image-potential resonances Surf. Sci. 643, 203 (2016).
  10. Kuroda, J. Reimann, J. Güdde, U. HöferGeneration of transient photocurrents in the topological surface state of Sb2Te3 by direct optical excitation with mid-infrared pulses Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 076801 (2016).


  1. S. G. Barbee, T. F. Heinz, U. Höfer, L. Li, V. J. Silvestri, Method and apparatus for real-time, in-situ endpoint detection and closed loop etch process control (US-Patent No. 5,392,124 (1995).

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