Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Paul Scheier


Paul Scheier

Tel: +43 512 507 - 52660
Fax: +43 512 507 - 2932 
E-Mail: Paul.Scheier@uibk.ac.at

ORCID: 0000-0002-7480-6205

Researcher-ID: E-3088-2010

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1988: PhD (Natural Science, University Innsbruck, Austria)
  • 1986: Master (Natural Science, University Innsbruck, Austria)

Current and Previous Positions

  • since 2016: Member in the commission for equal opportunities, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • since 2008: Full professor at the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Faculty for Mathematics Computer Science and Physics, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2008 – 2012: Head of the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • since 2005: Chair of the research center "Ion and Plasma Physics / Applied Physics", University Innsbruck, Austria
  • since 2001: Erasmus coordinator for physics, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2000 – 2008: Associate professor at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1997 – 2000: Postdoctoral fellow at the University Giessen, Germany and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • 1994 – 1997: Associate professor at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1990 – 1994: Assistant professor at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University Innsbruck, Austria

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2016: SASP Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements, Switzerland
  • 2008: Award for Scientific Achievements of the provincial capital Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2003: Award for Scientific Excellence of the Principality Liechtenstein
  • 1997 – 2000: APART scholarship, Department of Physics, University Giessen, Germany and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • 1990: Fritz-Kohlrausch Preis, Austrian Physical Society, Austria
  • 1987: Fulbright scholarship, Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, USA

Ten representative publications

  1. An der Lan, L.; Bartl, P.; Leidlmair, C.; Schöbel, H.; Jochum, R.; Denifl, S.; Märk, T. D.; Ellis, A. M.; Scheier, P., The submersion of sodium clusters in helium nanodroplets: Identification of the surface → interior transition. J. Chem. Phys. 2011, 135, 044309; doi: 10.1063/1.3610388
  2. Leidlmair, C.; Wang, Y.; Bartl, P.; Schöbel, H.; Denifl, S.; Probst, M.; Alcami, M.; Martin, F.; Zettergren, H.; Hansen, K.; Echt, O.; Scheier, P., Structures, Energetics, and Dynamics of Helium Adsorbed on Isolated Fullerene Ions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2012, 108, 076101; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.076101
  3. Kaiser, A.; Leidlmair, C.; Bartl, P.; Zöttl, S.; Denifl, S.; Mauracher, A.; Probst, M.; Scheier, P.; Echt, O., Adsorption of hydrogen on neutral and charged fullerene: Experiment and theory. J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 138, 074311; doi: 10.1063/1.4790403
  4. Mauracher, A.; Daxner, M.; Postler, J.; Huber, S. E.; Denifl, S.; Scheier, P.; Toennies, J. P., Detection of Negative Charge Carriers in Superfluid Helium Droplets: The Metastable Anions He*- and He2*-. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 2444-2449; doi: 10.1021/jz500917z
  5. Schöbel, H.; Bartl, P.; Leidlmair, C.; Daxner, M.; Zöttl, S.; Denifl, S.; Märk, T. D.; Scheier, P.; Spångberg, D.; Mauracher, A.; Bohme, D. K., Sequential Penning Ionization: Harvesting Energy with Ions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2010, 105, 243402; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.243402
  6. Schöbel, H.; Bartl, P.; Leidlmair, C.; Denifl, S.; Echt, O.; Märk, T. D.; Scheier, P., High-resolution mass spectrometric study of pure helium droplets, and droplets doped with krypton. Eur. Phys. J. D 2011, 63, 209-214; doi: 10.1140/epjd/e2011-10619-1
  7. Kuhn, M.; Renzler, M.; Postler, J.; Ralser, S.; Spieler, S.; Simpson, M.; Linnartz, H.; Tielens, A. G. G. M.; Cami, J.; Mauracher, A.; Wang, Y.; Alcamí, M.; Martín, F.; Beyer, M. K.; Wester, R.; Lindinger, A.; Scheier, P., Atomically resolved phase transition of fullerene cations solvated in helium droplets. Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 13550; doi: 10.1038/ncomms13550
  8. Kaiser, A.; Postler, J.; Oncak, M.; Kuhn, M.; Renzler, M.; Spieler, S.; Simpson, M.; Gatchell, M.; Beyer, M. K.; Wester, R.; Gianturco, F. A.; Scheier, P.; Calvo, F.; Yurtsever, E., Isomeric Broadening of C60+ Electronic Excitation in Helium Droplets: Experiments Meet Theory. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 1237-1242; doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00150
  9. Renzler, M.; Kuhn, M.; Mauracher, A.; Lindinger, A.; Scheier, P.; Ellis, A. M., Anionic Hydrogen Cluster Ions as a New Form of Condensed Hydrogen. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2016, 117, 273001; doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.273001
  10. Mauracher, A.; Echt, O.; Ellis, A. M.; Yang, S.; Bohme, D. K.; Postler, J.; Kaiser, A.; Denifl, S.; Scheier, P., Cold Physics and Chemistry: Collisions, Ionization and Reactions inside Helium Nanodroplets Close to Zero K. Phys. Rep. 2018, 751, 1-90; doi: 10.1016/j.physrep.2018.05.001

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