Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics

The focus of research at our institute is on understanding and control of complex physical interactions. The research areas range from experimental and theoretical basic research to applications, and touch besides molecular physics, bio physics, nano physics, physical chemistry and environmental physics also aspects of astro physics, plasma physics and biology.

Important topics of concern are the dynamical processes of chemical reactions and the ageing of biomolecules, interactions in laboratory and space plasmas of our solar system and galaxy, or environmental changes and the growing demand for energy on earth.

In addition to many international scientific collaborations, the institute is cooperating successfully with a range of business companies. This opens up versatile scientific and professional career oppurtunities for students in physics. Members of the institute have so far founded ten high-tech companies, which provided more than 1000 jobs.

Head of Institute:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Roland Wester  
Address: Technikerstr. 25/3,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Research groups Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Beyer Chemical Physics
  Univ.Prof. Dr. Armin Hansel Environmental Physics / IMR
  Univ.Prof. Dr. Paul Scheier Nano-Bio Physics
  Univ.Prof. Dr. Roland Wester Molecular Systems
  Assoz.Prof. Dr. Stephan Denifl Inelastic Electron Scattering
  Assoz.Prof. Dr. Alexander Kendl Complex Systems
  Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Michael Probst Numerical Chemistry
Associated groups Prof. Dr. Armin Wisthaler (University of Oslo)
Atmospherical Chemistry
Emeriti Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk
  em. o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair
Applied Physics
  Ao.Univ.Prof. i. R. Dr. Roman Schrittwieser Experimental Plasma Physics