6. IKZ Summer Course on Crystal Growth 2012

"Crystal Growth - from Fundamentals to Technology"

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Georg Müller, Crystal Consulting, Langensendelbach (formerly University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

05-06.-07.06.2012 (lecturing times : Tuesday 05.06. 10-12h, Wednesday 06.06. 10-12h and 14-16h, Thursday 07.06. 10-12h)

Georg Müller received his PhD in Physics in 1974 from Prof. Erich Mollwo, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was professor for materials science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1988 to 2007. There he founded the Crystal Growth Laboratory (CGL) in 1980 and was head of the department of crystal growth at the Fraunhofer Institute IISB in Erlangen from 1999 to 2004.
Amongst other awards, he received in 2002 the Laudise Prize of the International Organisation of Crystal Growth, which is the highest international award in the field of applied crystal growth , the "Wissenschaftspreis des Deutschen Stifterverbandes" in 2003, and the "Preis für gute Lehre" (award for outstanding lecturing) of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Arts in 2006.
Georg Müller made important contributions to the research and development of bulk crystal growth during the last 30 years. Examples of his contributions include understanding of convective processes during melt growth, development of the vertical gradient freeze (VGF) technique, and the development of user-friendly software (e.g. CrysVUN) to simulate melt growth processes.