Laurens Molenkamp

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials L.W.
Main position Hoogleraar Universitat Würzburg
Disciplines Solid-state physics
  Nanotechnology
Chair Physik
Division Science Division
Section Physics and Astronomy Section
Membership Foreign Member
Since 2013
Employed by Bayerische Julius - Maximilian Universitat Würzburg
Physikalisches Institut (EP3)
Am Hubland
D 97074 Würzburg
Germany
tel.  +49 931 31 84925
laurens.molenkamp@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de
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Laurens Molenkamp studies semiconductor spintronics and has achieved an impressive series of breakthroughs in this field. His discovery of the quantum spin Hall effect in thin layers of mercury telluride provided the basis for a new field of research on topological insulators. He is in the frontlines of research into the fundamental physics of these materials and the exploration of potential spintronic applications.