Field of Work
Prof. Dressel´s field of research is devoted to the exploration, description and understanding of novel materials with interesting electronic, magnetic and optical properties. In contrast to conventional metals and semiconductors, we focus on systems for which electronic correlations (i.e. the interaction among electrons) lead to significant effects. In a bottom-up approach, we want to tailor matter on a molecular and structural level in order to achieve the desired properties and functionalities for certain applications as a long-term goal. In order to be successful, we cultivate close collaborations with colleagues from chemistry, materials sciences, experimental and theoretical physics all over the world. In this joint effort we utilize a variety of spectroscopic methods that allow us to extract relevant information, but also improve them and push their limits.
Martin Dressel was born in 1960 in Bayreuth. He studied in Erlangen and Göttingen. After his PhD exam in the field of solid state physics, he was active in the Laser Lab Göttingen. From 1991 until 1995 he was a researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at the University of California Los Angeles. After the habilitation at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt he switched to the University of Augsburg in 1996. Since 1998 he is professor and the head of the 1. Physics Institute at the University of Stuttgart. In 2003, Prof. Dressel received the award Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg. In 2004, he was guest professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2013, he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.