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
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.
Universite P&M Curie
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