Prof. Dr. Peter Jakob

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Physics

Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-24328
Fax: +49 6421 28-24218


Experimental Physics, vibrational spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, surface chemistry, kinetics of surface processes, organic molecular beam deposition

University Education

1998 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Experimental Physics, TU München, “Dynamics and lateral interactions of anharmonic oscillators at surfaces”, mentor: Prof. D. Menzel
1989 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), TU München, Dissertation on “Adsorption and thermal evolution of aromatic molecules on Ru(001)”, thesis advisor: Prof. D. Menzel
1985 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), TU München, supervisor: Prof. D. Menzel
1979-85 Studies in Physics, Technische Universität (TU) München

Professional Experience

2002- Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1998-02 Lecturer/docent (C2), Physik-Department, TU München
1992-98 Research Scientist (C1), Physik-Department E20 (Prof. D. Menzel), TU München
1990-92 Postdoc, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey (USA), Department of Surface Physics Research (Dr. Y.J. Chabal)
1989-90 Postdoc, Surface Chemistry, Laser Chemistry Department (Prof. K.-L. Kompa), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching/München
1985-89 Research Assistant, Physik-Department E20 (Prof. D. Menzel), TU München

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2015-18 Vice Dean of the Physics Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2007-12 Examination Board Chair of the Physics Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1990-92 DFG-stipend: Time resolved FTIR investigations of kinetic processes at surfaces

Selected Publications

  1. P. Jakob, B.N.J. Persson, Infrared Spectroscopy of Overtones and Combination Bands, J. Chem. Phys. 109, 8641 (1998).
  2. M. Gsell, P. Jakob, D. Menzel, Effect of Substrate Strain on Adsorption, Science 280, 717 (1998).
  3. A. Schlapka, M. Lischka, A. Groß, U. Käsberger, P. Jakob, Surface Strain versus Substrate Interaction in Heteroepitaxial Metal Layers: Pt on Ru(0001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 016101 (2003).
  4. P. Jakob, K. Anhut, S. Schnur, A. Groß, Monodisperse Microisland Formation on Ni/Ru(0001) Monolayers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 206101 (2008).
  5. K. Donner, P. Jakob, Structural properties and site specific interactions of Pt with the graphene/Ru(0001) moiré overlayer, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 164701 (2009).
  6. N. Armbrust, J. Güdde, P. Jakob, U. Höfer, Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission of Unoccupied Electronic States of Periodically Rippled Graphene on Ru(0001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 056801 (2012).
  7. C. R. Braatz, T. Esat, C. Wagner, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, P. Jakob, Switching Orientation of Adsorbed Molecules: Reverse Domino on a Metal Surface, Surf. Sci. 643, 98 (2016).
  8. S. Thussing, P. Jakob, Thermal Stability and Interlayer Exchange Processes in Heterolayers of CuPc and PTCDA on Ag(111), J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 13680 (2017).
  9. S. Thussing, S. Flade, K. Eimre, C. Pignedoli, R. Fasel, P. Jakob, Reaction pathway towards 7-armchair GNR formation and identification of intermediate species on Au(111), J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 16009 (2020).
  10. P. Jakob, S. Thussing, Vibrational Frequency Used as Internal Clock Reference to Access Molecule – Metal Charge – Transfer Times, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 116801 (2021).