Stefan Klotz on top of the university administration building (22nd floor). The view includes the river Seine, the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Louvre, and the George Pompidou Culture Centre. Unfortunately, Stefan's labs are 23 floors below with a much less satisfactory view!

Stefan has been working since March 1992 in the high pressure laboratory at the University P&M Curie, Paris. In October 1996 he received a permanent (tenured) position as "Charge de Recherche" which corresponds to an Assistant Professorship in other countries. In view of his considerable accomplishments, he was awarded in 2007 a Senior Research Professorship "Directeur de Recherche". Being employed by the French research organization CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) he can devote his time fully to scientific research without teaching obligations.

Stefan's current interests are high pressure neutron scattering studies using new techniques for "ultrahigh" pressures. This covers both diffraction experiments for structural investigations as well as inelastic neutron scattering for lattice dynamical studies of solids under pressures up to 30 GPa. For these developments he was awarded the Annual Award of the European High Pressure Research Group in 1995.

Stefan is married and has three children born in 1994, 1997 and 2001. He lives with his family in Fontenay-sous-Bois which lies East of Paris.

Stefan Klotz
Universite P&M Curie
140 Rue Lourmel
F-75015 Paris
Phone: +33-1-4427-4454