Portfolio: innovation and knowledge transfer
Vice-President Matthias Bode will be responsible for the newly created portfolio of ‘innovation and knowledge transfer’. Prof. Bode has held the Chair of Experimental Physics II at JMU since July 2010.
In his position as Vice-President, Prof. Bode aims to make the University more visible, both on the national and on the international stage, by securing more funding for innovative and collaborative research projects and to encourage knowledge and technology transfer while at the same time protecting the freedom of research. In addition, he aims to make the University’s research and teaching more digital.
Prof. Bode, born in 1967, studied physics at Technische Universität Braunschweig and Freie Universität Berlin. He earned a doctorate and a Habilitation at Universität Hamburg in 1996 and 2003 respectively. In 2007, he became a Group Leader at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA), a position he held until he transferred to JMU. His research interests are in surface physics, the correlation of the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of ultrathin layers and the effects of spin-orbit coupling, which he investigates using scanning tunnelling spectroscopy.