Christoph Quitmann, Director of the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, has been elected as a new member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’s class of technical sciences.
“The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent, non- governmental organisation with a charter that, in its first article, defines its function as promoting the sciences and strengthening their influence in society. The Academy promotes science of the highest quality by fostering development and innovation in Swedish research. It enhances the status of science in society by drawing attention to key social issues, examining them in scientific terms and communicating the results, and joins in cooperation on global issues, with the aim of being an international scientific proponent of sustainable development. A knowledge-based society that prioritises education, research and innovation has the best chance of success when encountering challenges.” Read more about the Royal Swedish Academy of science here!
Christoph Quitmann is a professor at Lund University, and since 2012 director of the MAX IV laboratory in Lund.He previously worked at the Synchrotron Laboratory at the Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, where he finished as science director for materials science. Christoph Quitmann grew up in Berlin and graduated in 1993 at RWTH in Aachen with a dissertation on charge transport in high temperature superconductors. He has researched ultra-fast magnetic phenomena and magnetic properties of new materials. Professor Quitmann has himself constructed and put into operation several beamlines and measuring instruments at synchrotron light sources.