Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Prof. Dr. Lutz Kipp

President of Kiel University

"In the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, we have created the 'Kiel Way'. To continue following this successfully, it is important for us to know what expectations business and politics have of the science system. This is the only way we can continue to be successful as the flagship of cutting-edge research in the north.«

Prof. Lutz Kipp

Professor Dr Lutz Kipp started his presidency of Kiel University on June 1st, 2014. In this position he will be responsible for all current matters as well as representing the University. Prior to his appointment he was an elected member of the Senate for two years.

Kipp has been active in various scientific committees and boards. In 2011, Kipp joined the steering committee “Röntgen-Aangström-Cluster” under the management of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research in cooperation with the Swedish Research Council. Since 2010, he has been a member of the committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) and Vice Spokesperson of the collaborative research centre (SFB 855) “Magnetoelectric Composites - Future Biomagnetic Interfaces”. In 2008, he was elected Vice Chairman of the scientific advisory board of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research.

Before his election to the senate of Kiel University, Kipp served as Dean for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science from 2008 till 2012. The Kiel-born scientist started his career in 1993 after completing his doctorate on “New developments in direct and inverse photoemission techniques and electronic structure of Ge(001)2 x 1 and Si(001)2 x 1 surfaces”. He stayed at Kiel University in order to habilitate. During this period, Kipp received a research fellowship from the XEROX Palo Alto Research Center in California, USA (1993 – 1994). In 1999, he qualified as a professor at Kiel University and was appointed outside lecturer until he started his professorship on Experimental Physics in 2003. Since 2006, Kipp has been active in teaching electronic properties, in particular synchrotron radiation.

Professor Dr Kipp commenced studies in Physics at Kiel University in 1983. During this time, he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, where he graduated with honours in 1989.