Professor Simone Raoux
This is great news: Simone Raoux has accepted the call to a professorship in the department of physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. "I am looking forward to getting students interested in the possibilities of BESSY II and to supervising PhD students", she says.
Simone has been working at the HZB since January 2014 and she heads the newly formed HZB-institute “Nanospectroscopy for Design and Optimisation of Energy-Related Materials”. She is also heavily involved in the setup of the “Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory Berlin”, EMIL.
Before joining the HZB, Simone Raoux worked at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. She is an internationally renowned expert for the characterisation of complex materials and has extensive experience in the application of various spectroscopic and microscopic methods, which she developed further at different synchrotron radiation sources in the USA. Her work was recognised in 2013 with a fellowship from the American Physical Society.