About the Department of
Ion Physics and Applied Physics

The focus of research at our department 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 department 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 department have so far founded ten high-tech companies, which provided more than 1000 jobs.


Around 100 institute members from more than a dozen nations are working, researching, teaching and learning in our various research groups. The majority of members of the institute is employed through competitively acquired external research funding.

External list: Personnell directory of Universität Innsbruck: Department of Ion Physics und Applied Physics.


Head of institute:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Kendl
Address: Technikerstrasse 25/3,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Email: IAP@uibk.ac.at
How to get to the institute
Research groups
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Beyer Chemical Physics
  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Armin Hansel Environmental Physics / IMR
  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Kendl Nonlinear Plasma Dynamics
  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Scheier Nano-Bio-Physics
  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Wester Molecular Systems
  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stephan Denifl Inelastic Electron Scattering
  Assist. Prof. Dr. Katrin Erath-Dulitz Cold and Controlled Collision Dynamics
  Priv.-Doz. Dr. Codrina Ionita-Schrittwieser Experimental Plasma Physics
  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milan Ončák
Computational Photophysics
Associated group
Prof. Dr. Armin Wisthaler (University of Oslo)
Atmospheric Chemistry
Emeriti Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. i. R. Tilmann Märk
Rektor  / Nano-Bio-Physics Group
  em. o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair
Applied Physics
  Ao. Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Michael Probst Numerical Chemistry
  Ao. Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Roman Schrittwieser Experimental Plasma Physics
Doctoral programmes FWF DK  "Atoms, Light and Molecules"
  EU MSCA DP "Dynamics of Complex Continua"


• FLD: list of recent scientific publications at the institute (since 2010):  List from UIBK research documentation.

• External list (ULB) of electronic theses (and some other publications) at the institute:  diglib.uibk.ac.at.

Anniversary report:

1967 - 2017: 50 Jahre Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik:  [pdf Datei 5,5 MB]

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