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Sabrina Curtis and Luka Hansen selected for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020

Mar 12, 2020

Sabrina Curtis und Luka Hansen660 young scientists from 101 countries are invited to the 70th anniversary of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Among them are the doctoral candidates Sabrina Curtis from Eckhard Quandt’s group “Inorganic Functional Materials”, Institute for Material Science, and Luka Hansen from Holger Kersten’s group “Plasma technology” at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics. They will meet around 70 Nobel Laureates during the interdisciplinary meeting from 28 June until 3 July 2020 in Lindau, Germany. More information

Sabrina M. Curtis is currently working on bi-national double doctorate degrees between the Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University (Professor Eckhard Quandt) and the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, USA (Professor Ichiro Takeuchi). The primary focus of her doctoral research is to functionalize thin-film nickel titanium-based super elastic and shape memory alloy materials into novel applications including magnetoelectric sensors, wearable electronics, and bi-stable actuators. Sabrina Curtis obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2017 and Master of Science in 2018 in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland. Her master’s thesis research was conducted at the U.S Army Research Laboratory in Maryland, focused on stretchable silicon electronics. In 2017, Curtis was an undergraduate finalist in the National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition for her invention of a large area stretchable silicon solar cell.  She was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her doctoral studies based upon this work.

Luka Hansen’s focus of his doctoral research is "Investigations of plasma surface interactions with atomic resolution in real time" at the working group of Professor Holger Kersten. In 2018 Luka Hansen completed his master's degree at Kiel University in the field of plasma and surface physics. Prior to that he had written his bachelor thesis on plasma surface interactions, also with Professor Kersten. As part of his master's studies, Hansen spent several months abroad at Princeton University in the USA with a DAAD-PROMOS Scholarship. Among other awards, he received the Student Award of the 12th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE) as well as the joint Student Prize of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (XXXIV ICPIG) and the International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP-10). 2017 Hansen received the Annual Prize of the Friends‘ association of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Kiel University.

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