CV   Philip Hofmann

Civil status: born 1967 in Berlin, German citizen, married, two children

Academic experience
  • 1986-1991 student of physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 1991-1992 visit at Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  • 1992-1994 PhD student,Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • 1995-1997 postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory, USA
  • 1997-1998 work-group leader at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 1998-2010 associate professor, Institute for Storage Ring Facilities and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2007-2008 Visiting Professor at the Surface Science Research Centre,University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 2010-2015 (Full) professor with special responsibilities in solid state physics, Department ofPhysics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2015- Full professor, ibid.
  • 2015- Scientific Director, ASTRID2 synchrotron radiation facility, Aarhus University
  • 2016-2022 Director, VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac materials
Academic degrees:
  • Diplom (1991)
  • Dr. rer. nat. (1994)
  • Dr. scient. (2006)
Research awards:
  • Ernst-Eckhard-Koch award of the Berlin Electron Storage Ring Society BESSY (1994)
  • Otto-Hahn-Medaille of the Max-Planck-Society (1995)
  • Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander v. Humboldt Stiftung (1995)
  • Carl Ramsauer award of the AEG / Daimler Benz AG (1996)
  • Visiting Professorship of the Leverhulme Trust (2007)
  • Gaede Award of the German Vacuum Society (2011)
  • Topforsker Award from the Danish National Research Council (2015)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2023)
Leadership experience and other professional activities
  • member of the editorial board for Physical Review B (2023-2026)
  • associated member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the European XFEL (2023-)
  • member of the International Review Panel for the Institute of Basic Science Centre CALDES, Pohang, Korea
  • member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for DIAMOND (2017-2021)
  • member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the MAX IV laboratory (2013-2019)
  • member of the executive committees of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (2010-2015)
  • Member of the Swedish Research Council review panel for atomic and molecular physics, optics and condensed matter physics (2014)
  • Initiator and main applicant for an ESF EuroCORES application on topological insulators. The application involved all the leading European groups in this field and a total of 60 groups from 12 countries (2010)
  • Member of the steering committee for the International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (since 2009)
  • Co-organizer of a symposium on topological insulators for the 2012 MRS spring meeting in San Francisco
  • PhD commission opponent and / or head of commission in Denmark, Spain, Italy, Sweden and China
  • member of the beamtime evaluation committee for the Italian Synchrotron radiation source ELETTRA (2006-2008)
  • member of the beamtime evaluation committee for the Danish Synchrotron radiation source ASTRID (2005-)
  • member of the beamtime evaluation committee for the Canadian Light Source (2011-
  • member of the beamtime evaluation committee for the Swiss Light Source (2014-2020)
  • member of the beamtime evaluation committee for the European XFEL (2019-
  • member and head of evaluation commissions (full professor, associate professors, postdoc)
  • referee for many journals, including Science, Nature and Nature group, Physical Review Journals and others.
  • foreign external expert advising the national research foundations of Japan, Holland, Switzerland, Italy and the USA
Thesis supervision

16 PhD students, 12 Master of Science students, 16 bachelor students

External funding

Significant funding for PhD students, postdocs instrumentation and running costs raised from the Danish Natural Research Council, the Danish Technical Research Council, the Danish Industry Ministry, the Danish Foreign Ministry, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Lundbeck Foundation, the European Union and the Rector’s Conference of the Danish Universities. Applicant and co-applicant for grants totalling more than 24 Million DKK during the last five years Co-applicant for the 3rdgeneration synchrotron radiation source ASTRID2 in Aarhus. Recently, I have received a 7 million DKK grant from the VILLUM foundation for research on topological insulators, a 4.9 million DKK pilot centre grant from the Aarhus University Research Foundation and a 11.5 million DKK topforsker grant from the Danish National Research Council. Most recently, we received funding for the VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac Materials (35 million DKK).

Oral presentations

>60 invited talks at international conferences and workshops

Publication statistics:

My publication list contains more than 250 entries in international, peer-reviewed journals, including Nature: 2, Nature Nanotechnology: 1, Nature Physics: 2, Nature Materials: 1, Physical Review Letters: 32

The work has be cited more than 12,000 times in total and an H-index of 58 (Web of Science) / 64 (google scholar). In addition to these research papers, I have written an introductory textbook on solid state physics (Wiley-VCH, 2008, 2nd ed. 2015, 3rd ed. 2022) and one on surface physics (self-published, 2013).

(see also Google Scholar, ORCID or Web of Science)