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Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wunderlich

Tokai University, Fac.Eng., Dept. Material Science

259-1292 Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan

Tel-No.: +81-463-58-1211 Ext. 6237

Fax (at the institute): +81-463-50-2426


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Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wunderlich was born as the first of three children of the Diplom- Physicist Wilhelm Max Wunderlich. Due to his education, school and mainly the college "Gausschule" in Braunschweig his interest for science and research was awaken. After the physics study at the University TU Braunschweig he finished in less than three years his Ph.D. thesis at the famous Max-Planck-Institut for Metal research in Stuttgart under the supervisors Prof. Manfred Ruehle and Prof. Hellmut Fischmeister. As one of the pioneers of the high- resolution- transmission- electron- microscopy (HRTEM) he could sucessfully determine the critical stress for microcracking at twins in Zirconia. For the first significant image of nanocrystalline materials he received 1988 at the annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Metals an award. At the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron- and Steel-Research in Duesseldorf he had a sucessfull period, during which he published a lot of papers concerning interfaces in steels and intermetallics. His work was appreciated with the Werner- Koester- award form the German Society for Metallic materials, DGM. After the German Reunification Dr. Wunderlich offered his help for the reconstruction of the solid-state -reaction-group at the Max-Planck- Institute for Mircostructure- Physics in Halle/Saale. This experience was usefull for the establishment of the TEM-laboratory at the Technical Department (TF) of the Christian-Albrechts- University in Kiel. Thereafter, his In-situ-HRTEM- video about the grain boundary migration in Gold, performed at the Institute for metal physics (IMM) at the RWTH-University in Aachen, attracted great attention.

Finally, Dr. Wunderlich, as an experienced researcher, took the chance, to extend his knowledge, his scientific methods, and experience of life and moved 1996 to Japan. Using the Molecular-Dynamic-Method he discovered a nano-size effect on ceramics at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT). In April 2000 he was called for the regular position as an associate professor in the group "Ceramics processing" at the Ceramics research laboratory of NIT and one year later he got married. Prof. Hitoshi Ohsato taught him the importance of microwave- resonator materials.Then he worked as scientist at the Nagoya University, which became famous through the Nobel-prize winner for chemistry 2001. In the frame of JST-CREST program Prof. Kunihito Koumoto introduced him to his new reseach field, the development of thermoelectric materials, which was the main topic of contemporary materials research in Japan at that time. Since 2006 he received the call as professsor to the famous Tokai-Unversity, Material Science Department. In spite of pressure in heavy teaching duties, such as a new lecture on "Materials System Engineering", he works now on the development of new thermeolectric materials by powder-in-tube (PIT) method as part of powder metallurgy. Using Artifical intelligence (AI) and computer materials science (CMS) approach by datamining, PCA, KDD, and DFT he discovered the importance of electron- phonon- interaction (EPI) as important scaling parameter. Thus, further research could predict new Ga-, Sn-, Se-, Si-based thermoelectrics, such as the preliminary finding of Ga3Fe (ZT=0.3). In the meantime he was invited as guest speaker on several international conferences and is looking forward to increase his team in future. (2019-12-30)

Occupation history (in Detail)

since 2012 Full Professor

since 2006 Associate Professor at the Tokai-University, Faculty of Eng., Dept. Material Science, research on the development of thermoelectric materials, ab-initio calculations, knowledge discovery, etc.

Oct. 2005-Mar. 2006 Visiting Professor at "Nagoya Institute of Technology", in the group of Prof. Hitoshi Ohsato, Theme: "Metamaterials" etc.

since May 2004 senior scientist JST-CREST-fellowship at the Nagoya University in the Dept.Molecular Design and Eng., Team of Prof Kunihito Koumoto under the leadership of Prof. Hiromichi Ohta, research on the "development of thermoelectric materials"

in November 2004 Consulting "TEM-Analysis of metallic Nano-particles" at "University Duisburg-Essen", experimental physics AG Farle at the group of Prof. GuenEter Dumpich,

April 2002- April 2004 Visiting Professor at the University "Nagoya Institute of Technology", Nano-Tube Manufacturing, in the group of Prof. Masaki Tanemura, Prof. Kita and Prof. em. Okuyama, Themes: "TEM-observation of Carbon-Nanotubes", "Simulation of organic-anorganic interfaces", etc.

in March 2003 Subbatical at "University Vienna", Austria, Institute for physical Chemistry, Research project Computational Material Science in the group of Prof. Raimund Podloucky

April 2000-March2002 Associate Professor at the University "Nagoya Institute of Technology", Ceramic Research Laboratory, Tajimi, in the group of Prof. Minoru Takahashi, Theme: "Simulation and TEM-observation of Ceramics processing on atomic scale"

Oct. 1999-April 2000 Assistent at the University "Nagoya Institute of Technology", in the group of Prof. Hitoshi Ohsato, Theme: "Developement of Interaction Potentials for Molecular-Dynamics- Simulation of Ceramics and Metals"

Aug.-Sep. 1999 Visiting researcher at Max-Planck-Institute for metal research, Dept. of Microstructure and Interfaces under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Manfred Ruehle in the group of Prof. Christian Elsaesser, Theme: "Ab-initio calculations of CuO and Cu2O with the mixed bases method"

1997-1999 (Oct.1998-Jul1999 with JSPS fellowship) Visiting researcher at the University "Nagoya Institute of Technology", in the group of Prof. Hideo Awaji and Prof. Hitoshi Ohsato, Theme: "Molecular-Dynamics-Simulations of Physical properties of Al2O3-ZrO2- Nano-Composites", and "Molecular-Dynamic- Simulations of AlN-/GaN-on Al2O3 and BaTiO3 on SrTiO3-Substrates"

1996 - 1997 Senior Researcher at JFCC - Japan Fine Ceramic Center in Nagoya/Japan, in the TEM-group under Dr. Yuichi Ikuhara, Theme "Atomic structure of grain boundaries in ZnO-Varistor- and Al2O3-Ceramics"

1996 Visiting researcher at CNRS-CECM (Centre National RechercheScientifique - Centre d' Etudes de Chimie Metallurgique) in Vitry/Seine near Paris (France) at Dr. Monika Backhaus-Ricoult, Theme "Atomic structure of Al2O3/-Fe and -Cr interfaces"

Feb. 1996 Fellowship at the group "Electronic Band Structure calculations" under Dr. Masanori Kohyama at the Osaka National Research Institute, Osaka, Japan

1995 -1996 Scientific member at the Institute for Crystallography of the University RWTH Aachen under Prof. Dr. Th. Hahn, Prof. Dr. G. Heger and Dr. H.J. Klaar, "Computersimulation of atomic structure of meroedric twins in KLiSO4"

1994 - 1995 Leader of the group "Transmission electron microscopy" Institute of Material compounds, University Kiel, under Prof. Dr. Franz Faupel, Theme: "TEM on Polymer-Copper- and Polymer-Steel- Interfaces"

1993- 1994 Leader of the group "Transmission electron microscopy"at Institute for metal science and metal physics at the University RWTH Aachen under Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gunter Gottstein, "In-situ-HRTEM of migrating grain boundaries in Au" and "Microstructure analysis of mechanically alloyed Si-Ge-alloys"

1992 Werner-Koester-Award for the best scientic paper in "Zeitschrift fuer Metallkunde" DGM-Annual Meeting 1993

1992- 1993 Scientific member of the group "Solid State-Reactions"at Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure physics, Halle/Saale, under Dr. Dietrich Hesse, "Cross section HRTEM of Al2O3-MgO- Substrate-Ceramics for YBCO-deposition"

1988- 1992 Leader of the group "Transmission electron microscopy" at Max-Planck-Institute for Iron and Steel research, GmbH, Dusseldorf, under Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pitsch, Theme: "Quantitative measurement of Carbon content in steel alloys" and "Dislocation analysis on intermetallic compounds"

1987- 1988 Scientific member of University Stuttgart, Institute for metal research, under Prof. Dr. Volkmar Gerold, "HRTEM on hardenable Al-alloys"

1988 Award of the Japanese Society for Metals for the first micrograph of nanocrystalline Materials, Tsudanuma, Japan

1987 Post-Doc-fellowship at "Institute of Industrial Science" of "University of Tokyo" under Prof. Dr. Yoichi Ishida, "HRTEM of nanocrystalline Palladium"

1987 Ph.D. thesis: "Analysis of stress distribution at twins in Zirconia with HRTEM"

1984 Ph.D. fellowship at Max-Planck-Institute for metal research, Institute for material science, Stuttgart under advice of Prof. Dr. Manfred Ruehle and Prof. Dr. Hellmut Fischmeister.

1983 Diploma thesis: "Investigations of thermomechanical treatment on strength and microstructure of Pb-Ca-Bi-alloys".

1976 Physics study at the Technical University "Carolo-Wilhelmina" in Braunschweig under Prof. Ch. Schwink and Prof. F. Haessner.

1967 Junior and Senior High school "Gauss-Schule" in Braunschweig
1964 Elementary school in Weddel near Braunschweig, Germany
1964 German elementary school Johannesburg


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Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Materialkunde (DGM)

Japanese Society for Physics (JPS)

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Personal data

Name: Wilfried Wunderlich, Prof. Dr. rer. nat
Nationality: German
Marital status: married with Akemi Yamada, one daugther
Denomination: Evangelic-Lutheran

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