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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Carlos-Andres Palma

The physicist will be a guest at the Department of Physics and the IRIS Adlershof and will conduct research on materials science

Prof. Carlos-Andres Palma, Photo: Bohan Shen

Professor Carlos-Andres Palma has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship provides funding for international experts to make extended research visits to Germany. At IRIS Adlershof and at the physics department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Palma will contribute with expertise in ultrahigh-vacuum variable temperature, low-temperature atomic force microscopy (AFM) and complementary surface analytics.

Together with Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe’s group and co-hosted by Prof. Norbert Koch’s group, he will explore nanographane materials and their phonon properties in the project entitled ‘Low-dimensional carbon sp3 materials at well-defined interfaces’, in collaboration with Prof. Klaus Müllen (MPI Mainz) and Prof. Thomas Frauenheim (University of. Bremen). The first publication from his fellowship "Edge Phonon Excitations in a Chiral Self-Assembled Supramolecular Nanoribbon" has been recemtly published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

About Carlos-Andres Palma

Carlos-Andres Palma (36) is associate professor of physics at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)–a leading research institute in condensed matter physics, contributing extensively to copper-and iron-based high-temperature superconductors, Weyl semimetals, the quantum anomalous Hall effect, topological insulators and related physics.

Prior to joining the Institute of Physics, he worked at the TU Munich, the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, ETH Zurich, University College London and the University of Strasbourg, where he completed his MSc and PhD in 2010. His group is currently funded by the Thousand Youth Talent Plan, the CAS Instrument Development, the CAS Frontier Research Grant and Sino-German NSFC-DFG Grants. His research interests lie in the physics of precision molecular architectures at interfaces.

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