Prof. Dr. Lutz Kipp

KFS candidate 2020
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Prof. Dr Lutz Kipp

Christian Albrechts University

Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics

Leibnizstraße 19

24098 Kiel

Tel. +49 431 880 3875


Current research focus

  • Electronic properties of solid state surfaces and interfaces
  • Nanostructures and quantum materials
  • Development of high-resolution photoelectron spectrometers within the framework of the BMBF collaborative research and provision for use by other research groups


In the KFS, I would stand up for:

  • Strengthening the cooperation between universities and non-university research institutions that operate synchrotron radiation sources
  • Supporting university groups, especially junior research groups, to conduct top-level research at synchrotron radiation sources



Professor Dr Lutz Kipp was president of Kiel University from June 1st, 2014 until May 31st ,2020. In this position he was 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-Angström-Cluster” under the management of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research in cooperation with the Swedish Research Council. From 2010 to 2017, 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.