Professor Dr. Hans Arwin, Linkoping University, Sweden, Chair of the ICSE Paul Drude Award Committee, hands over the 2010 Paul Drude Award to Tino Hofmann during ICSE-V at
SUNY Albany, NY, on Fri. May 28, 2010.
Tino Hofmann, Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska
Lincoln, receives the 2010 Paul Drude Award for his unique contributions
with strong focus on development of far infrared and Terahertz
ellipsometry, the optical Hall effect and numerous applications on the
determination of phonon and free charge carrier properties in
semiconductor layer structures. Tino Hofmann - who is working in close
collaboration with Associate Professor Mathias Schubert - has made
substantial impact onto our ellipsometry community within the last
decade by pioneering ellipsometry experiments into the far infraredand
Terahertz spectral regions, and by designing and building
instrumentation that allow broad use of such spectral regions in
desk-top style, easy-to-use laboratory experiments. He further added
strong external magnetic fields to these instrumentations,
developing and leading to invention of a new ellipsometry methodology – the optical
Hall effect. He has demonstrated many original applications and uses of
these spectral regions to numerous problems in physics, engineering and
materials sciences, as documented within his extraordinarily strong and
original publication record.
The 2010 Paul Drude Award.
The Paul Drude Award is named in honor of Paul Karl Ludwig Drude (1867 - 1906), who invented and first applied ellipsometry.
Reflecting Drude's work related to the electron-conductivity model, emphasis is also placed on spectroscopically determining
and understanding the interaction of light with matter. The Paul Drude Award is presented by the Selection Committee Chairman
at a ceremonial session of ICSE, followed by an invited presentation by the prize winner. The Paul Drude Award is given at each
International Conference of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE) to a young scientist for exceptional contributions to the development
and application of spectroscopic ellipsometry. The ICSE V Paul Drude Award is sponsored by the J.A. Woollam Co., Inc., and includes a monetary prize of 1000 USD.