Prof. Dr. Anna Böhmer – Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications and Career

Degree programme

2005 – 2011    Double degree program, consisting of the German Diplom (Physik) and the French ‘Diplôme de l’Ecole Polytechnique’. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.


2011 – 2014    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, Thesis: Competing phases in iron-based superconductors studied by high-resolution thermal-expansion and shear-modulus measurements (Prof. Hilbert v. Löhneysen)

Stages of academic career

2021 – present  Chair of Experimental Physics IV, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

2017 – 2022       Leader of the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Strain-tuning of correlated electronic phases”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

2014 – 2017       Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA

Academic Distinctions

2022    ERC Starting Grant for the project “Distort-to-Grasp”

2019    Selected participant of the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

2015    Karl-Freudenberg-Prize, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Engagement in the Research System

2022 – present    Leader of the working group WG1 (quantum materials) in the EU-funded cost action CA21144 (SUPERQMAP)

2021 – present    Board member of the Materials Research Department, Ruhr-University Bochum

2021 – present    Member of Physics department’s standing committee, public relations committee and responsible for the Physics colloquium, Ruhr-University Bochum

2022                     Initiation and co-organization of the workshop “Complex phase transitions with functional properties”, hybrid, Ruhr University Bochum

2022                     Co-editor of the article collection “Nematicity in Iron-Based Superconductors” hosted in Frontiers in Physics,

2019                     Elected Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar on Superconductivity – Les Diablerets, Switzerland

2015 – present    Reviewer for high-impact scientific journals, including: Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters