After receiving the opinion of the University Council, the Board of Governors of the University proposed to the government to appoint Prof. Jens Kreisel Vice-Rector of the University of Luxembourg. Assuming office on 1 September 2018, Prof. Kreisel will mainly be responsible for the areas research and innovation.
Brought up in Dortmund, Germany, Jens Kreisel (48) studied physics in Germany and France. In 1999, he obtained his PhD in materials science at the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. Then, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford before joining the “Centre national de la recherche scientifique” (CNRS) in Grenoble, where he was appointed Research Director in 2009.
From 2008 to 2011, Prof. Kreisel was deputy Vice President of international relations at Grenoble INP. He spent the academic year 2011/12 as a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick before becoming Scientific Director of the Department of Materials Science at the Gabriel-Lippmann Public Research Centre, then he led the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).
In 2013, he obtained a PEARL grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). Since 2013, he has been an honorary professor at the University of Luxembourg and was appointed Adjunct Professor in May 2017.
Prof. Kreisel’s research interests lie at the interface of physics and materials science. The scientist is internationally recognised for his expertise in optical spectroscopy.
Jens Kreisel lives in Luxembourg with his family and has extensive knowledge of the Luxembourgish and European research landscape.
“Jens Kreisel has the vision, the talent and the enthusiasm to advance research at the University of Luxembourg. I look forward to welcoming him to our team,” said Rector Stéphane Pallage. The mandate of the current Vice-Rector for Research, Prof. Ludwig Neyses, ends on 31 March 2018.