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TAUTZ, F. Stefan Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorForschungszentrum JülichPeter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3)Phone: +49-2461 61-4561Link: Project A12 (Tautz/Bocquet/Kumpf)Link: Biography


Surface and interface science; electron and X-ray diffraction; photoelectron microscopy and tomography; low temperature scanning probe microscopy

University Education

2001Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
1990-1994University of Cambridge (UK), Graduate Studies in Experimental Physics (PhD), supervisor: Professor Gilbert Lonzarich
1989-1990University of Cambridge (UK), Graduate Studies in Theoretical Physics (MPhil), supervisor: Professor Volker Heine
1986-1989Universität Hamburg, Germany, Undergraduate Studies in Physics

Professional Experience

since 2007Director, Peter Grünberg Institute, Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich
since 2007W3 Professor, Chair Experimental Physics IV A, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
2001-2007Associate Professor of Physics, International University Bremen (as of 01.01.2007: Jacobs University Bremen)
2001wissenschaftlicher Oberassistent (C2), Technische Universität Ilmenau
1995-2001wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1), Technische Universität Ilmenau
1994-1995Postdoc, van der Waals-Zeeman Laboratory, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Invitation as Core Member of the Long Program “Understanding Many-Particle Systems with Machine Learning” at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles
since 2014Co-Director of the section “Fundamentals of Future Information Technology” of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)
2007Offer of a Full Professorship at Jacobs University Bremen (declined)
1993Scholarship, Cambridge Philosophical Society
1991-1993Scholarship, James-Clerk-Maxwell Studentship in Experimental Physics
1990-1991Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
1989-1990Scholarship, Dr. Carl Duisberg-Stiftung für das Auslandsstudium deutscher Studenten

Selected Publications

  1. M. Eremtchenko, J. A. Schaefer, F. S. Tautz
    Understanding and tuning the epitaxy of large aromatic adsorbates by molecular design
    Nature 425, 602 (2003).
  2. A. Hauschild, K. Karki, B. C. C. Cowie, M. Rohlfing, F. S. Tautz, M. Sokolowski
    Molecular distortions and chemical bonding of a large π-conjugated molecule on a metal surface
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 036106 (2005).
  3. R. Temirov, S. Soubatch, A. Luican, F. S. Tautz
    Free-electron-like dispersion in an organic monolayer film on a metal substrate
    Nature 444, 350 (2006).
  4. R. Temirov, A. C. Lassise, F. Anders, F. S. Tautz
    Kondo effect by controlled cleavage of a single-molecule contact
    Nanotechn. 19, 065401 (2008).
  5. G. Mercurio, E. R. McNellis, I. Martin, S. Hagen, F. Leyssner, S. Soubatch, J. Meyer, M. Wolf, P. Tegeder, F. S. Tautz, K. Reuter
    Structure and energetics of azobenzene at Ag(111): Benchmarking semi-empirical dispersion correction approaches
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 036102 (2010).
  6. C. Weiss, C. Wagner, C. Kleimann, M. Rohlfing, F. S. Tautz, R. Temirov
    Imaging Pauli repulsion in scanning tunneling microscopy
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 086103 (2010).
  7. C. Wagner, N. Fournier, V. G. Ruiz, K. Müllen, M. Rohlfing, A. Tkatchenko, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz
    Non-additivity of molecule-surface van der Waals potentials from force measurements
    Nat. Comm., 5, 5568 (2014).
  8. C. Wagner, M. F. B. Green, P. Leinen, T. Deilmann, P. Krüger, M. Rohlfing, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz
    Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 026101 (2015), editor’s selection.
  9. S. Weiß, D. Lüftner, T. Ules, E. M. Reinisch, H. Kaser, A. Gottwald, M. Richter, S. Soubatch, G. Koller, M. G. Ramsey, F. S. Tautz, P. Puschnig
    Exploring three-dimensional orbital imaging with energy-dependent photoemission tomography
    Nature Comm. 6, 8287 (2015).
  10. T. Esat, B. Lechtenberg, T. Deilmann, C. Wagner, P. Krüger, R. Temirov, M. Rohlfing, F. B. Anders, F. S. Tautz
    A chemically driven quantum phase transition in a two-molecule Kondo system
    Nature Phys., doi:10.1038/nphys3737 (2016).


  1. F. S. Tautz, R. Temirov, S. Subach, Method for examining a sample (US-Patent No. 8,347,410 B2 (2013)).
  2. T. Ruslan, C. Weiss, F. S. Tautz, Method for measuring the force interaction that is caused by a sample (US-Patent No. 8,832,860, B2 (2014)).
  3. F. S. Tautz, R. Temirov, C. Wagner, M. F. B. Green, Rastersondenmikroskop sowie Verfahren zur Messung lokaler elektrischer Potentialfelder (PCT/DE2016/000021 (2016)).