Prof. Dr. Robert Wolf
Head of Stellarator Heating and Optimisation Division
After studying physics at the Technical University in Aachen, Robert Wolf – born in Munich in 1964 – took his PhD at the worldwide largest experiment for fusion research, the joint European experiment JET (Joint European Torus) in Culham (Great Britain). In 1995 he became scientific assistant at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics in Berlin and one year later in Garching. Here the experimental physicist was mainly concerned with the development of improved plasma states at the tokamak experiments ASDEX Upgrade and during longer visits again at JET. In 2002 he became director of the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Research Centre Jülich and received his doctor rerum naturalium habilitatus from the University Mons-Hainaut (Belgium). In 2003 he was appointed university professor at Ruhr University in Bochum, in 2011 at Technical University of Berlin. Since August 2006 he has been Scientific Fellow at the Greifswald Branch of Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics.