Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier
   Department of Physics
   University of Erlangen-Nürnberg


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Postdoc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA (2007-2010)
Ph.D. (Physics) University of Basel, Switzerland (2007)
M.Sc. (Physics)

University of Basel, Switzerland (2003)


Research Experience

9/2016 -

Associate Professor (W2)
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Physics

10/2010 - 9/2016

Assistant Professor (W1 tenure track)
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department of Physics
Rising Star Grant of the Excellence Cluster: Engineering of Advanced Materials


Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA
with Prof. Dr. M. Salmeron

09/2004-09/2005 Visiting scientist at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada
with Prof. Dr. R. Bennewitz


PhD student at the University of Basel, Switzerland
with Prof. Dr. E. Meyer

1998-2003 Student in Physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Awards, Fellowships and Honors

11/2014 ERC Starting Grant 2014
05/2013 EAM Starting Grant , Cluster of Excellence EAM, University of Erlangen (100 kEuro)
02/2012 Member of the Junges Kolleg of the Bavarian Academy of Science

Fellowship „Neuberufene Professorinnen“, Universität Bayern eV. (15 kEuro)

01/2007 Summa cum laude PhD , University of Basel, Switzerland
04/1998 Award in the national competition of Schweizer Jugend Forscht (Swiss Youth Research)


 Professional Service in Science


Molecular Foundry Proposal Study Panel, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, USA

2011-2012 Executive Board Member,  Excellence Cluster of Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM), FAU
2011-2013 Proposal Review Panel, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

Referee for the following journals:

Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, Nanotechnology, Langmuir, New Journal of Physics, The Journal of Chemical Physics, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, Surface science, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Referee for following funding agencies:


Membership in Collaborative Reseach Centers

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society (2004 - now)
  • German Physical Society (2011 - now)