Christian von Borczyskowski
Christian von Borczyskowski graduated from Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, in 1973, where he also received his PhD in 1977 and his habilitation degree in 1987. He was a postdoc at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Since 1993, he is a full professor at Technische Universität, Chemnitz, Germany, where he also served as dean of the science department (1994–1997), president of the university (1997–2000), dean of the Accumulation of Single Molecules to Nanostructures graduate college (2003–2007) and the Sensorics and Cognition school (2009–2013), and coordinator of nanoMA (center for nanostructured materials and analytics). He was a visiting professor at the University of Grenoble, France, and the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. His focus was on optical spectroscopy and molecular physics, including microscopy of single molecules and quantum dots. Dr. von Borczyskowski is one of the pioneers of optical detection of single spins in condensed matter. During the past decade, he has focused on single quantum objects as dynamic probes in soft matter physics, in nanoaggregates, and at nanostructured organic/inorganic interfaces, as well as dynamic optical properties of nanocrystals. He has published more than 250 papers in refereed journals.