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Harald O. Jeschke
Professor (special appointment)
Okayama University
Birth: October 1st, 1969 in Würzburg
Citizenship: German
Marital status: Married, two daughters


Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science (RIIS)
Okayama University
3-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku
Okayama 700-8530
Phone/Fax: +81-86-251-8962


Promotion, Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, June 2000.
Dissertation: Theory for Optically Created Nonequilibrium in Covalent Solids
Advisor: Prof. K. H. Bennemann
Diploma, Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, January 1997.
Diploma thesis: Time dependent response of excited systems
Abitur, Riemenschneider-Gymnasium Würzburg, May 1988.

Work experience:

  • Professor (special appointment) at Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University, Feb. 2017 - today
  • Junior research group leader in group of Prof. Roser Valentí, Apr. 2013 - Jan. 2017.
  • Guest scientist in group of Prof. Ronny Thomale, Universität W¨rzburg, Sep. 2016 - Jan. 2017.
  • Junior research group leader in group of Prof. Roser Valentí (funded by ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI), Mar. 2010 - Mar. 2013.
  • Replacement Professor for Theoretical Physics, Universität des Saarlandes, Oct. 2007-Sep. 2008.
  • Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, March 2004- Feb. 2010.
  • Emmy Noether Fellow and Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Rutgers University, Jan. 2002 - Feb. 2004.
  • Visiting Scientist, Collaborative Research Center SFB 450 ``Analysis and control of ultrafast photoinduced reactions'', Freie Universität Berlin, July 2000 - Dec. 2001.
  • Research assistant, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Freie Universität Berlin, Jan. 1997 - June 2000.
  • Civil Service, Paramedic with Johanniter Unfallhilfe Würzburg, Sep. 1988 - May 1989.

Teaching experience:

  • SS 1997-SS 2000 Assistant in lectures of theoretical physics.
  • WS 2004/05 Lecture ``Atomistic Simulation of Material Properties''
  • SS 2005 Lecture ``Nanostructured Materials''
  • WS 2005/06 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Cond. Matter Physics''
  • WS 2006/07 Lecture ``Numerical Methods''
  • SS 2007 Substitute Lecture ``Mathematische Ergänzungen''
  • WS 2007/08 Replacement Professorship, Universität des Saarlandes, ``Theoretische Physik I'' (Theoretical Mechanics)
  • SS 2008 Replacement Professorship, Universität des Saarlandes, ``Theoretische Physik II'' (Theoretical Electrodynamics)
  • SS 2009 Lecture ``Mathematical Methods for Quantum Mechanics''
  • WS 2009/10 Lecture ``Introduction to Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2010 Lecture ``Advanced Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2012 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2013 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2014 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2015 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Solid State Theory''
  • SS 2016 Lecture ``Computational Methods in Solid State Theory''

Honors and Awards:

  • Emmy Noether Scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 und March 2004 - Feb. 2009.
  • Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, Mar. 2004 - Feb. 2010.

Service to the Scientific Community:

Referee work for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, European Journal of Physics B, Nanotechnology.

Five most important Publications:

  1. S. A. J. Kimber, A. Kreyssig, Y. Z. Zhang, H. O. Jeschke, R. Valentí, F. Yokaichiya, E. Colombier, J. Yan, T. C. Hansen, T. Chatterji, R. J. McQueeney, P . C. Canfield, A. I. Goldman, D. N. Argyriou, Similarities between structural distortions under pressure and chemical doping in superconducting BaFe2As2, Nature Materials 8, 471 (2009).
  2. H.C. Kandpal, I. Opahle, Y.-Z. Zhang, H. O. Jeschke, R. Valentí
    Revision of model parameters for kappa-type charge transfer salts: an ab initio study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 067007 (2009).
  3. Y. Z. Zhang, H. O. Jeschke and R. Valentí
    Two pressure-induced transitions in TiOCl: Mott insulator to anisotropic metal, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 136406 (2008).
  4. T. Dumitrica, M. E. Garcia, H. O. Jeschke and B. I. Yakobson
    Selective cap opening in carbon nanotubes driven by laser-induced coherent phonons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 117401 (2004).
  5. H. O. Jeschke, M. E. Garcia and K. H. Bennemann, Theory for the ultrafast ablation of graphite films, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 015003 (2001).


Print version: Feb. 17, 2017