Manfred Fiebig head shot

Manfred Fiebig

Department of Materials, ETH Zurich

Recipient of the Isakson Prize

For pioneering nonlinear optical spectroscopy studies that led to a fundamental understanding of the emergence and coupling of electric and magnetic orders at the level of domains and domain walls.

About the Recipient

Invited talk session: Q45.00002

Professor Manfred Fiebig is known for his work in light-matter interaction in systems with strong electronic correlations. Multiferroics are of particular interest to him. Professor Fiebig obtained a degree in physics (Diploma) at the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1992 and his PhD at the same university in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Japan Science and Technology Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics. In 1999 he returned to the University of Dortmund, where he headed a Junior Research Group and was habilitated in 2001. From 2002 to 2006, Professor Fiebig worked as a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Max Born Institute for Non-Linear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy in Berlin. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Experimental Solid-State Physics at the University of Bonn, a position he held until 2011. Since 2011, Manfred has been Professor of Multifunctional Ferroic Materials in the Department of Materials at ETH Zurich where he now heads a group of about 20 people from, presently, 15 different countries. He served as head and deputy head of the Department from 2014-2018. He is the leader of the Working Group Magnetism in the German Physical Society (DPG). His recent honors include an APS Fellowship and an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant with a Proof of Concept upgrade. In 2021 he was elected as a member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

About the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids

The prize was established in 1979 and supported by the Photoconductivity Conference. Starting in 1994, the prize was supported by Solid State Communications (Elsevier).