Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer


Professional Career and Education 
since 2004 Head, Konstanz Center for Applied Photonics (CAP)
 since 2003 Full Professor of Experimental Physics at University of Konstanz
2001-2002 Professor for Optoelectronics (non-tenured) at Faculty of Physics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU)
1999-2000 Scientific Assistant and Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
1997-1998 Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff am Advanced Photonics Research Department (Dr. Wayne H. Knox, Dr. Martin C. Nuss, Dr. Jagdeep Shah),
Bell Laboratories, Holmdel (USA)
1994-1996 PhD thesis at Chair of Experimental Physics E11 of TUM (Prof. Alfred Laubereau), graduated to degree of Dr. rer. nat.
1993 Diploma thesis at Physics Department of TUM (Prof. Wolfgang Kaiser), graduated to degree of Diplom-Physiker
1988-1992 Freelancing collaborator, Department of Precision Optics, Rodenstock Optical Works
1987-1993 Studies of Technical Physics, Technical University of Munich
Awards and Fellowships
2013Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)
2011 Call for Directorship at Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle/Saale
2011 ERC Advanced Grant (European Research Council)
2010 Ludwig Genzel Prize (International Conference on Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids, LEES)
2000 Arnold Sommerfeld Prize (Bavarian Academy of Sciences)
2000 Rudolf Kaiser Prize (Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft)
1997 - 1998 Stipend by Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Selected Services for the International Scientific Community
2015General Co-chair, International Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, CLEO: QELS – Fundamental Science (San José, CA)
2013 Program Co-chair, International Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, CLEO: QELS – Fundamental Science (San José, CA)
seit 2012 Chair, Award Committee, Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award, Optical Society of America
2012 Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems (Galveston, TX)
2011 und 2012 Chair, Subcommittee on “Optical Interactions with Condensed Matter and Ultrafast Phenomena”, International Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (Baltimore, MD and San José, CA)
seit 2011 Member, Laser Advisory Committee, DESY and European XFEL (Hamburg)
seit 2011 Member, Award Committee, Gustav Hertz Award, German Physical Society
seit 2010 Member, Award Committee, Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award, Optical Society of America
seit 2010 Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
2010 Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems (Galveston, TX)
seit 2006 Member, Kuratorium der Steinbeis-Stiftung
seit 2005 Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Solids, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON)
2004 und 2007 Member, Program Committee, International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC)
seit 2004 Member, Steering Board, PhotonicsBW e.V.
2003-2006 Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)