Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Ziegler

apl. Prof. Dr. tech. habil. Hubert Gnaser

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
(Senior Scientist)
Tel+49 631 205 4038
Fax+49 631 205 124038



Born18 September 1953 in Vienna, Austria
1971 - 1977Physics at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria
1977Diploma at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria;
Diploma thesis: "Empirische Koeffizientenmethoden in der Röntgenfluoreszenzanalyse"
1978 - 1983Doctoral studies at the Technical University of Vienna;
Doctoral thesis: "Quantifizierung von SIMS-Daten mittels externer und interner Standards"
Professional Carrier
May 1980 - Jan. 1983Institute of Physics, Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf, Austria
Feb. 1983 - Nov. 1985Institut für Grenzflächenforschung und Vakuumphysik, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich, Germany
Dec. 1985 - Dec. 1987Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Feb. 1988 - presentFachbereich Physik, Universität Kaiserslautern
May 1995Habilitation at the University of Kaiserslautern;
Habilitation thesis: "Ion-beam irradiation effects at solid surfaces"
June 2002Außerplanmäßiger Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Kaiserslautern
Professional Activities and Services
1991 - 1995Associated Editor of  "Surface Science Spectra"
1996Scientific Committee "5th International Conference on Postionization Techniques in Surface Analysis"
1998Editor of Proceedings "10th Conference on Applied Surface Analysis AOFA 10"
2002Editor of Proceedings "12th Conference on Applied Surface Analysis AOFA 12"
Since 2013Member of International Committee: "International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry"
  • Formation of self-organizing nanostructures on surfaces by ion irradiation
  • Sputtering and secondary-ion mass spectrometry with Ar gas cluster Ions (with Kyoto University)
  • Exotic singly- and doubly-charged negative ions in sputtering
    (with Institut für Isotopenforschung und Kernphysik, Universität Wien)
  • Investigation of photocatalytic reactions on nanocrystalline TiO2 by laser desorption surface mass spectrometry
    (with Argonne National Laboratory)


  1. Low-energy ion irradiation of solid surfaces
    H. Gnaser (Springer, Berlin, 1999)

Book chapters & book editor

  1. Energy and angular distributions of sputtered species
    H. Gnaser, in Sputtering by Particle Bombardment, eds., R. Behrisch, W. Eckstein (Springer, Berlin, 2007), pp. 231-329
  2. Nanocrystalline TiO2 for photocatalysis
    H. Gnaser, B. Huber, C. Ziegler, in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 6, ed., H.S. Nalwa (American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, 2004), pp. 505-535
  3. Surface and thin-film analysis by mass spectrometry
    H. Gnaser, in Recent Research Developments in Vacuum Science & Technology, ed., S.G. Pandalai (Transworld Research Network, Kerala, 2003), pp. 111-142
  4. Proceedings 14. Arbeitstagung Angewandte Oberflächenanalytik AOFA-14
    H. Gnaser (Ed.), Physica Status Solidi (c) 4, 1775-1876 (2007)
  5. Proceedings 12. Arbeitstagung Angewandte Oberflächenanalytik AOFA-12
    H. Gnaser (Ed.), Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 375, 847-941 (2003)
  6. Proceedings 10. Arbeitstagung Angewandte Oberflächenanalytik AOFA-10
    H. Gnaser (Ed.), Fresenius J. Anal. Chem. 365, 1-286 (1999)
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