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Prof. Jens Kreisel

Jens Kreisel

Rector

Academic Area(s) Physics, Materials physics
Research Topics Functional materials, Phase transitions, Spectroscopy, Crystal structure
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine
Department Department of Physics and Materials Science
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison du Savoir
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSA, E18 1825-055
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9499
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Prof. Jens Kreisel took office as rector of the University of Luxembourg on 1 January 2023.

Jens Kreisel, born in 1969, studied physics and materials sciences in Karlsruhe (D), Lyon (F) and Grenoble (F) and obtained in 1999 his PhD in materials physics at the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP).

After a post-doc at the University of Oxford, he continued his international career in Grenoble where he was until 2011 Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

From 2006 to 2011, he also acted as advisor to the President and then as Deputy Vice-President for International Relations in the senior management team of Grenoble INP. From these two mandates, he has acquired extensive knowledge about different international university and research systems and has developed a personal enthusiasm for internationalisation.

During a sabbatical year from 2011 to 2012, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Warwick University in the UK.

In 2012, Jens Kreisel joined Luxembourg and became the Founding Director of the Materials Research and Technology department at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Only a year later, he received a 5 million euros Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg (PEARL) by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

In September 2018, he was appointed vice-rector for research at the University of Luxembourg and Full Professor in Physics and Materials Science. A fervent advocate of interdisciplinary research, Prof. Kreisel has founded the Institute of Advances Studies at the University of Luxembourg. He has been one of the main architects of both the Strategy framework and the current Four-Year-Plan of the University.

His research focuses on the understanding of structural and physical properties of functional materials and he is internationally recognised for his expertise in optical spectroscopy. Jens Kreisel is the author of more than 150 publications, has acquired substantial experience in the management of universities as well as research institutions and is also a passionate teacher and mentor. As rector he sees his responsibility in facilitating and stimulating top science, high-quality teaching and trusted partnership with the society at large.

Jens Kreisel was born in Dortmund, Germany, and is fluent in German, French and English. He has been in Luxembourg with his family for more than ten years and has an in-depth knowledge of the Luxembourg and international research landscape.

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2022

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See detailMultifunctional Properties of Polyvinylidene-Fluoride-Based Materials: From Energy Harvesting to Energy Storage
Fricaudet, Matthieu; Ziberna, Katarina; Salmanov, Samir; Kreisel, Jens; He, Delong; Dkhil, Brahim; Rojac, Tadej; Otonicar, Mojca; Janolin, Pierre-Eymeric; Bradesko, Andraz

in ACS Applied Electronic Materials (2022), 4(11), 54295436

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See detailMagnetostructural coupling in RFeO3 (R = Nd, Tb, Eu and Gd)
Vilarinho, R.; Weber, M. C.; Guennou, Mael; Miranda, A. C.; Dias, C.; Tavares, P.; Kreisel, Jens; Almeida, A.; Moreira, J. Agostinho

in SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2022), 12(1), 9697-14

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2021

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See detailCrossover between distinct symmetries in solid solutions of rare earth nickelates
Fowlie, Jennifer; Mundet, Bernat; Toulouse, Constance; Alexander, Schober; Guennou, Mael; Dominguez, Claribel; Gibert, Marta; Alexander, Duncan T. L.; Kreisel, Jens; Triscone, Jean-Marc

in APL MATERIALS (2021), 9(8),

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See detailPatterning enhanced tetragonality in BiFeO3 thin films with effective negative pressure by helium implantation
Toulouse, Constance; Fischer, Johanna; Farokhipoor, Saeedeh; Yedra, Lluis; Carlà, Francesco; Jarnac, Amélie; Elkaim, Erik; Fertey, Pierre; Audinot, Jean-Nicolas; Wirtz, Tom; Noheda, Beatriz; Garcia, Vincent; Fusil, Stéphane; Peral Alonso, Inmaculada; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review Materials (2021), 5(2), 024404

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2020

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See detailRole of the ferroelastic strain in the optical absorption of BiVO4
Hill, Christina; Weber, Mads C.; Lehmann, Jannis; Leinen, Tariq; Fiebig, Manfred; Kreisel, Jens; Guennou, Mael

in APL MATERIALS (2020), 8(8),

See detailIn memory of Ihor Stasyuk
Kreisel, Jens; Roleder, Krystian

in Phase Transitions (2020), 93(10-11), 945-945

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See detailDomain-wall engineering and topological defects in ferroelectric and ferroelastic materials
Nataf, G. F.; Guennou, Mael; Gregg, J. M.; Meier, D.; Hlinka, J.; Salje, E. K. H.; Kreisel, Jens

in Nature Reviews. Physics (2020), 2(11), 634-648

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See detailVibrational properties of LaNiO3 films in the ultrathin regime
Schober, Alexander; Fowlie, Jennifer; Guennou, Mael; Weber, Mads C.; Zhao, Hongjian; Iñiguez, Jorge; Gibert, Marta; Triscone, Jean-Marc; Kreisel, Jens

in APL MATERIALS (2020), 8(6),

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2019

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See detailOptical spectroscopy on the photo-response in multiferroic BiFeO3 at high pressure
Meggle, F.; Ebad-Allah, J.; Kreisel, Jens; Kuntscher, C. A.

in JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS (2019), 126(16),

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See detailTemperature-dependent photo-response in multiferroic BiFeO3 revealed by transmission measurements
Meggle, F.; Viret, M.; Kreisel, Jens; Kuntscher, C. A.

in JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS (2019), 125(11),

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See detailIncreasing bulk photovoltaic current by strain tuning
Nadupalli, Shankari; Kreisel, Jens; Granzow, Torsten

in Science Advances (2019), 5(3),

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See detailAccelerated Ionic Motion in Amorphous Memristor Oxides for Nonvolatile Memories and Neuromorphic Computing
Schmitt, Rafael; Kubicek, Markus; Sediva, Eva; Trassin, Morgan; Weber, Mads C.; Rossi, Antonella; Hutter, Herbert; Kreisel, Jens; Fiebig, Manfred; Rupp, Jennifer L. M.

in ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS (2019), 29(5),

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See detailLattice dynamics and Raman spectrum of BaZrO3 single crystals
Toulouse, Constance; Amoroso, Danila; Xin, Cong; Philippe, Veber; Hatnean, Monica Ciomaga; Balakrishnan, Geetha; Maglione, Mario; Ghosez, Philippe; Kreisel, Jens; Guennou, Mael

in Physical Review. B (2019), 100

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See detailCrossover in the pressure evolution of elementary distortions in RFeO3 perovskites and its impact on their phase transition
Vilarinho, Rui; Bouvier, Pierre; Guennou, Mael; Peral Alonso, Inmaculada; Weber, Mads; Tavares, P; Mihalik, M; Garbarino, Gaston; Mezouar, Mohammed; Kreisel, Jens; Almeida, Abilio; Moreira, Joachim Agostinho

in Physical Review. B (2019), 99

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See detailSingle crystal growth of BaZrO3 from the melt at 2700 degrees C using optical floating zone technique and growth prospects from BaB2O4 flux at 1350 degrees C
Xin, Cong; Veber, Philippe; Guennou, Mael; Toulouse, Constance; Valle, Nathalie; Hatnean, Monica Ciomaga; Balakrishnan, Geetha; Haumont, Raphael; Saint Martin, Romuald; Velazquez, Matias; Maillard, Alain; Rytz, Daniel; Josse, Michael; Maglione, Mario; Kreisel, Jens

in CRYSTENGCOMM (2019), 21(3), 502-512

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2018

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See detailRare-earth nickelates RNiO3: thin films and heterostructures
Catalano, S.; Gibert, M.; Fowlie, J.; Iniguez, J.; J-M, Triscone; Kreisel, Jens

in REPORTS ON PROGRESS IN PHYSICS (2018), 81(4),

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See detailRaman signatures of ferroic domain walls captured by principal component analysis
Nataf, G. F.; Barrett, N.; Kreisel, Jens; Guennou, Mael

in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2018), 30(3),

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See detailSuppression of the cooperative Jahn-Teller distortion and its effect on the Raman octahedra-rotation modes of TbMn1-xFexO3
Vilarinho, R.; Passos, D. J.; Queiros, E. C.; Tavares, P. B.; Almeida, A.; Weber, M. C.; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Agostinho Moreira, J.

in Physical Review. B (2018), 97(14),

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2017

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See detailConductivity and Local Structure of LaNiO3 Thin Films
Fowlie, Jennifer; Gibert, Marta; Tieri, Giulio; Alexandre, Gloter; Iniguez, Jorge; Filippetti, Alessio; Catalano, Sara; Gariglio, Stefano; Schober, Alexander; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Stephan, Odile; Triscone, Jean-Marc

in Advanced Materials (2017), 29(18),

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See detailControl of surface potential at polar domain walls in a nonpolar oxide
Nataf, G. F.; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Hicher, P.; R., Haumont; Aktas, O.; Salje, E. K. H.; Tortech, L.; Mathieu, C.; Martinotti, D.; Barrett, N.

in Physical Review Materials (2017), 1(7),

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See detailFinite-strain Landau theory applied to the high-pressure phase transition of lead titanate
Troester, A.; Ehsan, S.; Belbase, K.; Blaha, P.; Kreisel, Jens; Schranz, W.

in Physical Review. B (2017), 95(6),

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See detailRules and mechanisms governing octahedral tilts in perovskites under pressure
Xiang, H. J.; Guennou, Mael; Iniguez, Jorge; Kreisel, Jens; Bellaiche, L.

in Physical Review. B (2017), 96(5),

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2016

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See detailOptical spectroscopy study on the photo-response in multiferroic BiFeO3
Burkert, F.; Kreisel, Jens; Kuntscher, C. A.

in Applied Physics Letters (2016), 109(18),

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See detailUltrafast acousto-optic mode conversion in optically birefringent ferroelectrics
Lejman, Mariusz; Vaudel, Gwenaelle; Infante, Ingrid C.; Ievgeniia, Chaban; Pezeril, Thomas; Edely, Mathieu; Nataf, Guillaume F.; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Gusev, Vitalyi E.; Brahim, Dkhil; Ruello, Pascal

in Nature Communications (2016), 7

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See detailLow energy electron imaging of domains and domain walls in magnesium-doped lithium niobate
Nataf, G. F.; Grysan, P.; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens; Martinotti, D.; Rountree, C. L.; Mathieu, C.; Barrett, N.

in SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6

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See detailEvolution of defect signatures at ferroelectric domain walls in Mg-doped LiNbO3
Nataf, Guillaume F.; Guennou, Mael; Haussmann, Alexander; Barrett, Nick; Kreisel, Jens

in Physica Status Solidi. Rapid Research Letters (2016), 10(3), 222-226

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See detailPhotovoltaics with Ferroelectrics: Current Status and Beyond
Paillard, Charles; Bai, Xiaofei; Infante, Ingrid C.; Mael, Guennou; Geneste, Gregory; Alexe, Marin; Kreisel, Jens; Brahim, Dkhil

in ADVANCED MATERIALS (2016), 28(26), 5153-5168

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See detailDirect observation of polar tweed in LaAlO3
Salje, Ekhard K. H.; Alexe, Marin; Kustov, Sergey; Weber, Mads C.; Schiemer, Jason; Nataf, Guillaume F.; Kreisel, Jens

in SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6

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See detailMultiple strain-induced phase transitions in LaNiO3 thin films
Weber, M. C.; Guennou, Mael; Dix, N.; Pesquera, D.; F., Sanchez; Herranz, G.; Fontcuberta, J.; Lopez-Conesa, L.; S., Estrade; Peiro, F.; Iniguez, Jorge; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review. B (2016), 94(1),

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See detailRaman spectroscopy of rare-earth orthoferrites RFeO3 (R=La, Sm, Eu, Gd Tb, Dy)
Weber, Mads Christof; Guennou, Mael; Zhao, Hong Jian; Jorge, Iniguez; Vilarinho, Rui; Almeida, Abilio; Moreira, Joaquim Agostinho; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review. B (2016), 94(21),

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2015

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See detailBismuth-based perovskites as multiferroics
Guennou, Mael; Viret, Michel; Kreisel, Jens

in Comptes Rendus Physique (2015), 16(2), 182-192

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2014

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See detailJahn-Teller, Polarity, and Insulator-to-Metal Transition in BiMnO3 at High Pressure
Guennou, Mael; Bouvier, Pierre; Toulemonde, Pierre; Darie, Céline; Goujon, Céline; Bordet, Pierre; Hanfland, Michael; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review Letters (2014), 112

See detailMaterials science in Luxembourg
Kreisel, Jens; Wirtz, Ludger; Schiltz, Marc

in Nature Materials (2014), 13

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See detailPrediction of giant elastocaloric strength and stress-mediated electrocaloric effect in BaTiO3 single crystals
Liu, Yang; Wei, Jie; Janolin, Pierre-Eymeric; Infante, Ingrid C.; Kreisel, Jens; Lou, Xiaojie; Dkhil, Brahim

in Physical Review. B (2014), 90(10),

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See detailDynamic and structural properties of orthorhombic rare-earth manganites under high pressure
Mota, D. A.; Almeida, A.; Rodrigues, V. H.; Costa, M. M. R.; Tavares, P.; Bouvier, P.; Guennou, M.; Kreisel, Jens; Agostinho Moreira, J.

in Physical Review. B (2014), 90(5),

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See detailInterplay of chemical structure and magnetic order coupling at the interface between Cr2O3 and Fe3O4 in hybrid nanocomposites
Otero-Lorenzo, Ruth; Weber, Mads C.; Thomas, Pamela A.; Kreisel, Jens; Salgueirino, Veronica

in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2014), 16(40), 22337-22342

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See detailFirst-principles study of PbTiO3 under uniaxial strains and stresses
Sharma, Henu; Kreisel, Jens; Ghosez, Philippe

in Physical Review. B (2014), 90(21),

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See detailOrder-parameter symmetries of domain walls in ferroelectrics and ferroelastics
Toledano, Pierre; Guennou, Mael; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review. B (2014), 89(13),

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See detailSingle-crystalline BiMnO3 studied by temperature-dependent x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy
Toulemonde, P.; Bordet, P.; Bouvier, P.; Kreisel, Jens

in Physical Review. B (2014), 89(22),

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2013

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See detailStructures and Magnetism of the Rare-Earth Orthochromite Perovskite Solid Solution LaxSm1−xCrO3
Daniels, Luke M.; Weber, Mads C.; Lees, Martin R.; Guennou, Mael; Kashtiban, Reza J.; Sloan, Jeremy; Kreisel, Jens; Walton, Richard I.

in Inorganic Chemistry (2013), 52

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See detailBifurcated Polarization Rotation in Bismuth-Based Piezoelectrics
Keeble, Dean S.; Barney, Emma R.; Keen, David A.; G., Tucker Matthew; Kreisel, Jens; Thomas, Pam A.

in ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS (2013), 23(2), 185-190

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See detailRevised structural phase diagram of (Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3)-(BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3)
Keeble, Dean S.; Benabdallah, Feres; Thomas, Pam A.; Mario, Maglione; Kreisel, Jens

in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2013), 102(9),

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2012

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See detailPhonon Raman scattering of RCrO3 perovskites (R = Y, La, Pr, Sm, Gd, Dy Ho, Yb, Lu)
Weber, M. C.; Kreisel, Jens; Thomas, P. A.; Newton, M.; Sardar, K.; Walton, R. I.

in Physical Review. B (2012), 85(5),

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