Franz-Josef Hormes, Ph.D.Franz-Josef Hormes, Ph.D.

Professor - Research

Office: 225-578-4665
Rm: 144, Bldg 2

Academic Preparation:

1984 - Habilitation and venia legendi in "Physics"
1975 - Ph.D. Physics, Institute of Physics, Bonn University
1972 - M.S. (Diploma) Physics, Bonn University
1967 - 1972 University of Cologne, Bonn University (Germany)

Professional Experience:

May 2006 - Future: Full Professor Research at CAMD/LSU
1999 - May 2006: Director, Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices (CAMD/LSU)
1996 - 1997: Visiting Professor, CAMD/LSU
1988 - 1999: Director of the Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at Bonn University
1988 - 1999: Professor of Physics at Bonn University
1982 - 1983: Visiting Professor, Imperial College of London
1976 - 1982: Associate Professor of Physics Bonn University
1975 - 1976: Senior Researcher - Institute of Physics

Awards and Honors:

Responsible person for Technology Transfer/University/Industry Collaborations, Bonn University (1987-1994)

Vice-Chair of the working group on Microstructure Techniques University Consortium of North Rhine-Westphalia (1989-1993)

Habilitation and venia legendi in "Physics" (1984)

Member of the "Sonderforschungsbereich 334" - area of concentration: Interactions within molecules of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1994-present)

Member of the "Sonderforschungsbereich 40" - area of concentration: Inorganic solids without Translation Symmetry of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Selected Recent Publications:

J. Rothe, J. Hormes, H. Bonnemann, W. Brijoux, K. Siepen, In situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigation during the formation of  colloidal copper, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120, 6019, 1998.

J. Pollmann, R. Franke, J. Hormes, H. Bonnemann, W. Brijoux, A. Schulze Tillig, An X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy investigation of a novel Pd-Pt colloid catalyst, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 94, 219, 1998.

K. Siepen, H. Bonnemann, W. Brijoux, J. Rothe, J. Hormes, EXAFS/XANES, chemisorption and IR investigations of colloidal Pt/Rh bimetallic catalysts, Appl. Organomet. Chem. 14, 549, 2000.

A. Prange, N. Kuhlsen, B. Birzele, I. Arzberger, J. Hormes, S. Antes, P. Kohler, Sulfur in wheat gluten: In situ analysis by insitu X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy, Eur. Food Res. Technol. 212, 570, 2001.

U. Kreibig, H. Bonnemann, J. Hormes, Nanostructured Metal Clusters and Colloids, In: H.S. Halwa (ed.), Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vol. 3, 1-85, Academic Press, San Diego, 2001.

A. Prange, R. Chauvistre, H. Modrow, J. Hormes, H.G. Truper, Ch. Dahl, Quantitative speciation of sulfur in bacterial sulfur globules: X-ray absorption spectroscopy reveals at least three different species of sulfur, Microbiology, 148, 267, 2002.

C.S.S.R. Kumar, H. Modrow, J. Hormes, Characterization of sonochemically produced PdO nanoparticles by X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 19, 336, 2002.

K. Angermund, M. Buhl, E. Dinjus, U. Endruschat, F. Gassner, H.G. Haubold, J. Hormes, G. Kohl, F.T. Mauschick, H. Modrow, R. Mortel, R. Mynott, B. Tesche T. Vad, N. Waldofner, H. Bonnemann, Nanoscopic Pt colloids in the "embryonic state," Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 41, 4041, 2002.

H. Modrow, S. Bucher, J. Hormes, R. Brinkmann, H. Bonnemann, Model for chainlength-dependent core-surfactant interaction in N(Alkyl)4Cl-stabilized colloidal metal particles obtained from X-ray absorption spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem B, 107, 3684, 2003.

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