Chair for Surface and Interface Physics

Prof. Dr. Markus Münzenberg

Telephone +49 3834 420-4780

Telefax +49 3834 420-4701



Markus Münzenberg leads a research group at the University of Greifswald and is Professor of Interface and Surface Physics. He completed his PhD thesis in the field of X-Ray Dichroism with experiments at the European Synchrotron Facilities in 2000. After a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, USA, in the field of spin transport under Jagadeesh S. Moodera, he has established a group in the field of femtosecond dynamics, magnonics and spintronics as a junior professor from 2002 to 2008 at the Georg-August University Göttingen, where was then employed as extraordinary professor until 2013. Since 2014 he is Professor at the University of Greifswald. In the last years he has opened new research fields in ultrafast magnetism, THz spintronics and novel THz emitters, and contributed to the emerging fields of magnonics and spin caloritronics. Recently he joined work on topological spin-textures (skyrmions) and bio-nanomechanics 3D laserlithography for medical applications.

He is a member of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the AG Magnetism of the Association Magnetism, American Physical Society (APS), Institute for Electrical Engineering and Electronics (IEEE) and the Technical Committee of the Intermag (IEEE). He is also active as a member of the board for application review of the Helmholtz Center Berlin (BESSY) and member of the editorial board of the journal Scientific Reports. He is liaison officer for the University for the German Science foundation (DFG) for the University of Greifswald.


[1] F. Siegrist, et al. Light-wave dynamic control of magnetism, Nature 570 (2019).

[2] M. Münzenberg, The missing link, Nature Reviews Physics 1 (2019).

[3] C. Fendler et al., Microscaffolds by direct laser writing for neurite guidance leading to tailor‐made neuronal networks, Adv. Biosys. 3, 1800329 (2019).

[4] T. Seifert, et al. Efficient metallic spintronic emitters of ultrabroadband terahertz radiation, Nature Photonics 10, 483–488 (2016).

[5] T Kampfrath, et al. Terahertz spin current pulses controlled by magnetic heterostructures, Nature Nanotech. 8, 256 (2013).

[6] K. V. Raman, et al. Interface-engineered templates for molecular spin memory devices, Nature 493, 509 (2013).


[7] J. Walowski and M. Münzenberg, Perspective: Ultrafast magnetism and THz, J. Appl. Phys. 120, 140901 (2016).

[8] B. Lenk, H. Ulrichs, F. Garbs, M. Münzenberg, The building blocks of magnonics, Phys. Reports 507, 107 (2011).

[9] T. Kuschel, et al. Tunnel magneto-Seebeck effect, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 52, 133001 (2019).

[10] G.-X. Miao, M. Münzenberg and J. S. Moodera, Tunneling path toward spintronics, Reports on Progress in Physics 74, 036501 (2011).