Prof. Gerhard Wilde


University of Münster


Scientific career

2018 - 2020 Dean of the Department of Physics, University of Münster
Since 2017 Senior PI & member board of directors, Herbert-Gleiter Institute at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
2016 - 2018 Vice-Dean of the Department of Physics, University of Münster
2013 - 2016 Member of the Rectorat’s Commission on Internationalization
Since 2007 Scientific Member, Center of Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Münster.
Since 2006 University Professor W3 (permanent, University of Münster); Director of the Institute of Materials Physics
2004 - 2006 Group leader, Research Center Karlsruhe and Full Professor (C3, temporary appointment) at Saarland University
2001 - 2004 Emmy-Noether Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG), at Research Center Karlsruhe and Saarland University
1999 - 2001 Senior Researcher, Research Center Karlsruhe, Nanostructured Materials Group (Prof. Dr. H. Gleiter)
1997 - 1999 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Materials Science (Prof. Dr. J.H. Perepezko)
1994 - 1997 PhD studies at the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany. In 1997, obtained the Dr.-Ing. title in Materials Science (Prof. H.J. Fecht), TU Berlin, Germany.
1993 Diploma in Physics, University of Cologne and the German Aerospace Research Agency (DLR)


Research areas

• Ultrafine grained and nanostructured materials

• Surface nanostructuring

• Metallic glasses and nanoglasses

• High-entropy alloys

• Phase equilibria in nanostructured materials

• Diffusion

• Structure and dynamics of interfaces

• Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations



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