Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck Gesellschaft
Abteilung Molekülphysik

Personal:
Name: Gerardus Johannes Maria Meijer MEIJER
Born: April, 6th, 1962
Address: Department of Molecular Physics
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Faradayweg 4-6, D-14195 Berlin
Office:+49-30-8413-5602
Fax:+49-30-8413-5603
e-mail: meijer@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

Researcher ID: Profile of Gerard Meijer

Photo: Bert Beelen
2012

Education:
St. Ludgercollege, Doetinchem,
the Netherlands
High school graduation certificate (VWO)
June 1980
University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen,
the Netherlands
Graduated (cum laude) in Physics
March 1985
University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen,
the Netherlands
Ph.D. in Physics
October 1988
Experience:
1980-1985 Study of physics, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1985-1988 Ph.D. research at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands and at the MPI für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany
  • Research: UV spectroscopy of gas-phase molecules;
    combustion diagnostics
  • Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. A. Dymanus and Prof. Dr. P. Andresen
1989-1990
Post-doc at IBM Almaden Research Center, San José, CA, USA
  • Research: Laser desorption mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy; fullerene research
1991-1992
Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992-1994
University Lecturer, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Research: Cavity ring down spectroscopy; studies on fullerene crystals; dynamics of CO intercalated in C60 crystals
1995-1999
Professor in experimental physics, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Research: Laser based spectroscopic detection techniques; cold molecules; molecular physics studies with IR-FEL (FELIX) radiation
  • Management: Vice-chairman of the physics department; chairman of the physics examination board; vice-chairman of the Research Institute for Materials
2000-2003
Director, FOM-Institute for Plasmaphysics, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
  • Research: Cold molecules; molecular physics studies with FELIX
  • Management: Overall responsibility for the whole Institute
2003-2012
Director, Fritz-Haber-Institute (FHI) of the Max-Planck-Society, Berlin, Germany
  • Research: gas-phase molecular physics; cold molecules; clusters
  • Management: Overall responsibility for the Molecular Physics department; professor in experimental physics at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; honorary Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Germany
2012-present
President of the Executive Board, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
External Scientific Member of the Fritz Haber Institute