Curriculum

Name Prof. Dr. Peter Wurz
Affiliation Weltraumforschung und Planetologie
Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern
Address Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Tel.: (+41 31) 631 44 26, Sek.: (+41 31) 631 44 11, FAX.: (+41 31) 631 44 05
e-mail peter.wurz@space.unibe.ch
Degrees Ingenieur (Engineer Electronics and Telecommunications), TGM Wien XX, Austria, 1980
Diplom Ingenieur (M.S. Physics), Technical University of Vienna, Austria, 1987
Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften (PhD), Technical University of Vienna, Austria, 1990
Venia Docendi, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 1999, Habilitation Thesis
Titularprofessor, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2003
Full Professor, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 2008

Positions Held

1981 - 1983 Electronics engineer, Vienna, Austria
1983 - 1985 Software engineer, Vienna, Austria
1985 - 1990 Research assistant, Institut für Allgemeine Physik, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
1987 Visiting researcher (2 months), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
1988 Visiting researcher (3 months), Molecular Physics Division, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, USA (Fulbright Scholar)
1990 - 1992 Post-doctoral appointment at Materials Science/Chemistry Divisions, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
1992 - 2000 Research associate at Physikalisches Institut, Department of Mass Spectrometry and Space Science, University of Bern, Switzerland
2000 - 2003 Docent at Physikalisches Institut, Department of Mass Spectrometry and Space Science, University of Bern, Switzerland
2003 - 2008 Titularprofessor at Physikalisches Institut, Department of Space Science and Planetology, University of Bern, Switzerland
since 2008 Full Professor at Physikalisches Institut, Department of Space Science and Planetology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Teaching

Relevant Scientific Experience

Participation in the following space missions

Publications and Presentations

About 370 scientific publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on topics related to extraterrestrial physics, space plasma physics, space science instrumentation, electron-stimulated desorption, ion-sputtering, ion optics, physical chemistry, and laser interaction with solids and particles.

Reviewer for the following Scientific Journals