Fellowship Calls

New Fellows at the TUM-IAS

In 2020, we again succeeded in appointing outstanding research personalities as TUM-IAS Fellows. Our 14 new Fellows in the categories Anna Boyksen Fellowship, Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship, and Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowship come predominantly from Europe, including for the first time from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden. At TUM, they will be visiting nine different faculties and the University Hospital rechts der Isar. Two Fellowships for scientists specialized in the fields of Simulation and Digital Twin and Future of Autonomous Systems and Robotics and are funded by the Siemens AG. One of the Hans Fischer Senior Fellows is working in the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion.

The topics of our Fellows not only strengthen our own research, but also open new paths and opportunities for further cooperation. The Fellows’ fields of research range from catalytic research to mathematical models for digital twins, from optimization of nonlinear dynamical systems to new semiconductors for diodes and solar cells to the electronic structure of metal-organic frameworks, from metabolism research to high precision genome editing in health research, and from deep fakes to platform economics and its political consequences.

New Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Assistant Professorships

Introduced in 2012 as the first university in Germany, TUM Faculty Tenure is the performance-oriented career model for young scientists with international experience. TUM appoints promising talents as tenure track assistant professors (W2) - and offers them the realistic prospect of advancing to a tenured W3 professorship from the very beginning.

Within this faculty career system, the TUM-IAS has been inviting applications for the prestigious Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Assistant Professorship. The Fellowship is named after TUM professor Rudolf Mößbauer (1929–2011), who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961 for his research concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his associated discovery of the effect that bears his name. It is intended for outstanding, high-potential early-career scientists who have already achieved a major scientific or technological breakthrough and who have the ambition of developing a new field of endeavor when joining TUM as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor. As the emphasis of the professorship lies on the creative development of a new field of science and/or technology, and as we intend to offer those young researches the best start in their career possible, they are equally affiliated with the TUM-IAS as Fellows. Besides the development of their research, Fellows are expected to participate in TUM-IAS programs and organize activities in order to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute and the university.

This year’s report is featuring recently appointed Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professors specializing in:

  • Structural Design (Prof. Pierluigi D’Acunto)
  • Machine Learning (Prof. Reinhard Heckel)
  • Functional Nanomaterials (Prof. Barbara Lechner)
  • Theoretical Methods in Spectroscopy (Prof. Frank Ortmann)
  • Brain Circuit Function and Dysfunction (Prof. Ruben Portugues)
  • Biomedical Magnetic Resonance (Prof. Franz Schilling)