Wilfried Schranz promoted to full professor


On April 15, Wilfried Schranz was appointed full professor for solid state physics at the University of Vienna.

The research work of the group of Wilfried Schranz is concerned with the experimental investigation and theoretical understanding of “universal” microstructures such as twins and domain walls, phase boundaries, etc. which occur as a result of symmetry breaking near structural phase transitions.

Specific topics include: Polar properties of domain walls in non-polar materials, Segmental front line dynamics of randomly pinned ferroelastic domain walls, Avalanche dynamics in slowly compressed nano-porous materials, Multiferroic domain walls, etc.