Burkard Hillebrands

Burkard Hillebrands

Affiliation
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Burkard Hillebrands received the diploma and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. After a postdoctoral stay at the Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ, he received the habilitation from the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, in 1993. He was an Asso iate Associate Professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1994. Since 1995, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is the coordinator of the German priority program “Ultrafast Magnetization Processes,” the vice coordinator of the German research unit “New Materials with High Spin Polarization,” and he coordinates a European network on “Ultrafast Magnetization Processes in Advanced Devices.” He is currently the head of the Material Research Center for Micro- and Nanostructures (MINAS) at the University of Kaiserslautern. He is a member of the granting board for collaborative research centers (SFB) of the senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics . His research field is mostly in magnetoelectronics. His special interests are in spin dynamics, material properties of thin magnetic films and multilayers, exchange bias, as well as in elastic properties of layered structures. In the field of spin dynamics, he is particularly interested in dynamic magnetic excitations in confined magnetic structures, magnetic switching, and nonlinear magnetic phenomena using space- and time-resolved Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy and time-resolved Kerr effect techniques. He has published more than 170 articles, five patents and patent applications, seven book contributions, and he is co-editor of the Springer-Verlag book series on “Spin Dynamics in Confined Magnetic Structures.”