Prof. Dr. Christian Kumpf

Peter-Grünberg-Institut, FZ Jülich

Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3)
52425 Jülich
Phone: +49 2461 61-1452
Fax: +49 2461 61-3907


Surface and interface science; interactions at metal-organic interfaces; properties of molecular adsorbates and nanostructures at surfaces; x-ray standing waves; low energy electron microscopy and diffraction; photoelectron microscopy, spectroscopy and tomography

University Education

2006 Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Universität Würzburg
1998 Doctoral degree in Physics, University Rostock
1994 Diploma in Physics, Universität Erlangen

Professional Experience

2012- W2 Professor, Experimental Physics IV A, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2008- Group Leader, Peter Grünberg Institute, Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2006-08 Akademischer Oberrat, University Würzburg
2001-06 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1), University Würzburg
1999-01 Post-Doc, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013-18 Member (since 2015 chairperson) of the Peer Review Panel of the Diamond Light Source, Great Britain
2007-13 Elected Member of the Users Organization Committee (UOC) of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France

Selected Publications

  1. B. Stadtmüller, D. Lüftner, M. Willenbockel, E. M. Reinisch, T. Sueyoshi, G. Koller, S. Soubatch, M. G. Ramsey, P. Puschnig, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf, Unexpected interplay of bonding height and energy level alignment at heteromolecular hybrid interfaces, Nature Comm. 5, 3685 (2014).
  2. J. Sforzini, L. Nemec, T. Denig, B. Stadtmüller, T.-L. Lee, C. Kumpf, S. Soubatch, U. Starke, P. Rinke, V. Blum, F. C. Bocquet, F. S. Tautz, Approaching ideal graphene: The structure of hydrogen-intercalated graphene on 6H-SiC(0001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 106804 (2015).
  3. B. Stadtmüller, J. Seidel, N. Haag, L. Grad, C. Tusche, G. van Straaten, M. Franke, J. Kirschner, C. Kumpf, M. Cinchetti, M. Aeschlimann, Modifying the Surface of a Rashba-Split Pb-Ag Alloy Using Tailored Metal-Organic Bonds, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 096805 (2016).
  4. C. Henneke, J. Felter, D. Schwarz, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf, Controlling the growth of multiple ordered heteromolecular phases by utilizing intermolecular repulsion, Nature Materials 16, 628 (2017).
  5. A. Baby, M. Gruenewald, C. Zwick, F. Otto, R. Forker, G. van Straaten, M. Franke, B. Stadtmüller, C. Kumpf, G.-P. Brivio, G. Fratesi, T. Fritz, E. Zojer, Fully Atomistic Understanding of the Electronic and Optical Properties of a Prototypical Doped Charge-Transfer Interface, ACS Nano 11, 10945 (2017).
  6. J. Felter, M. Franke, J. Wolters, C. Henneke, C. Kumpf, Two-dimensional growth of dendritic islands of NTCDA on Cu(001) studied in real time, Nanoscale 11, 1798 (2019).
  7. B. P. Klein, N. J. van der Heijden, S. R. Kachel, M. Franke, C. K. Krug, K. K. Greulich, L. Ruppenthal, P. Müller, P. Rosenow, S. Parhizkar, F. C. Bocquet, M. Schmid, W. Hieringer, R. J. Maurer, R. Tonner, C. Kumpf, I. Swart, J. M. Gottfried, Molecular topology and surface chemical bond: Alternant versus nonalternant aromatic systems as functional structural elements, Phys. Rev. X 9, 011030 (2019).
  8. J. Felter, M. Raths, M. Franke, C. Kumpf, In-situ Study of Two-Dimensional Dendritic Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride, 2D Materials 6, 045005 (2019).
  9. F. C. Bocquet, Y.-R. Lin, M. Franke, N. Samiseresht, S. Parhizkar, S. Soubatch, T.-L. Lee, C. Kumpf, F. S. Tautz, Surfactant-Mediated Epitaxial Growth of Single-Layer Graphene in an Unconventional Orientation on SiC, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 106102 (2020).
  10. R. Wallauer, M. Raths, K. Stallberg, L. Münster, D. Brandstetter, X. Yang, J. Güdde, P. Puschnig, S. Soubatch, C. Kumpf, F. C. Bocquet, F. S. Tautz, U. Höfer, Tracing orbital images on ultrafast time scales, Science (2021).