Dr. Klaus-Peter Schroeder: Curriculum Vitae
Current post: Professor for Astronomy (Profesor-Investigador)
at the University of Guanajuato, GTO, Mexico,
Departamento de Astronomia, A.P. 144, Guanajuato C.P. 36000
Date and place of birth: 20.02. 1957, Hamburg (Ger)
Languages: German, English, French and Spanish
Awards: SNI II, Perfil Deseable PROMEP (2006 and cont.)
Habilitation (1993, Hamburg),
St. John's College 'Overseas Visiting Scholar' (1990, Cambridge)
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (UK), Intern. Astr. Union (IAU)
April 1964 - March 1968: Attended school in Hamburg
April 1968 - June 1976: Attended 'Gymnasium' in Hamburg
June 2, 1976: Award of the 'Abitur'
(highest german school degree)
Oct. 1976 - Dec. 1982: Student at the University
of Hamburg. Subjects: Physics,
Mathematics and Astronomy
Dec. 16, 1982: Award of the 'Physik-Diplom' at the Universtity of
Hamburg, with a master thesis in the field of UV
stellar spectroscopy at the Hamburg Observatory,
under the supervision of Prof. Reimers.
Feb. 1, 1983 - Jan. 31, 1984:
Research assistent (graduate student level,
at the Hamburg
Observatory). Work with Dr. Kohoutek in his project
on an emission-line star survey from objective prism
Schmidt plates, obtained at Calar Alto, Spain.
March 1, 1984 - May 31, 1985:
Research assistent (graduate student level, at the Hamburg
Observatory). Work with Prof. Reimers, analysing
UV high resolution IUE spectra of zeta Aurigae type
June 3, 1985: Award of the Ph.D. of the University of Hamburg.
June 1, 1985 - Sept. 30, 1986:
Social community service ("Zivildienst", a valid alternative
to military service by german law) in a local
social help station. That was a full-time job, mainly to
give help and care to elderly and disabled persons.
from Oct. 1, 1986: Assistent professorship at the Hamburg
University -- lecturing, research and
supervision in the field of stellar
Study of the physics of supergiant
chromospheres and winds, focusing on the 'dividing
line problem' by analysing IUE high resolution spectra
of selected zeta Aur binaries at critical phases.
received from various sources (i.e., IoA, EEC
April 1 - Sept. 30, 1991:
Research stay in Cambridge (UK) as
'Overseas Visiting Scholar' of the St. John's College,
and as a visiting scientist to the IoA, working
with Drs REM and R Griffin.
Oct. 1, 1991 - March 31, 1993:
Continuation of the assistant professorship and
research at the Hamburg University -- award of the
June 1, 1993 - August 31, 1994: Senior research associate at the PTB
(Physik. Techn. Bundesanstalt), Braunschweig
(Ger). Participation in a micro-structure metrology
research project in the optic division,
which produced high accuracy absolute
measurements (to better than approx. 20nm) of
artificial microstructures (0.2-10 micron)
as a reference standard for the micro-chip
industry. Subjects involved:
near-field, SEM and optical microscopy,
in combination with rigorous 3D light-diffraction
Sept. 1, 1994 - Aug. 31, 1996: Senior visiting scientist at the IoA,
Cambridge (UK). Work with Dr.
P.P. Eggleton et al., supported by the DFG
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the
Isaac Newton trust of Trinity College.
Scientific work: the empirical
calibration of core-'overshooting' and
late stellar evolution by means of
well-studied giants in eclipsing
binaries. Besides: lecturing at the
Technical University of Braunschweig.
Sept. 1, 1996 - Dec. 31, 1999: Senior research associate at the
Technical University of
Berlin, Inst. of Astron. & Astrophys.
Scientific work: calculation of the
galactic dust and gas injection rates from cool
supergiant stellar winds by modelling the local
stellar mass-function and computing late, tip-AGB
stellar evolution in the presence of ('super-)
wind mass-losses (with Prof. Sedlmayr).
Furthermore: university lecturing and
Jan. 2000 - Sept. 2005: Lecturer of Astrophysics at the
University of Sussex at Brighton (UK)
-- university teaching, research and supervison
of UG & grad. student projects and PHDs.