Freie Universität Berlin
Michael Giersig completed his PhD in 1988 at the Deptment of Chemistry of the Freie University Berlin and absolved his habilitation at the University of Potsdam in 1999. He is currently Professor in the Department of Physics at the Freie University in Berlin and at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materiallien und Energie GmbH. Giersig has published over 260 internationally refereed publications covering physics, chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, medicine, nanotechnology and engineering. His work has been cited 18705 times, quoted in the ISI Index (without self-citations) at an average of over “72,9” citations per publication, while his h-index is currently “72”. In the World Ranking by Thomson Reuters of the 100 Top Chemists and Material Scientists of the past decade 2000-2010, Giersig is listed in position 75 in chemistry and 83 in material science.