Prof. Dr. Peter Jakob

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Physics

Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-24328
Fax: +49 6421 28-24218


Experimental Physics, vibrational spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, surface chemistry, kinetics of surface processes, organic molecular beam deposition

University Education

1998 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Experimental Physics, TU München, „Dynamics and lateral interactions of anharmonic oscillators at surfaces“, mentor: Prof. D. Menzel
1989 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), TU München, Dissertation on „Adsorption and thermal evolution of aromatic molecules on Ru(001)“, thesis advisor: Prof. D. Menzel
1985 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), TU München, supervisor: Prof. D. Menzel
1979-1985 Studies in Physics, Technische Universität (TU) München

Professional Experience

2002- Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1998-2002 Lecturer/docent (C2), Physik-Department, TU München
1992-1998 Research Scientist (C1), Physik-Department E20 (Prof. D. Menzel), TU München
1990-1992 Postdoc, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey (USA), Department of Surface Physics Research (Dr. Y.J. Chabal)
1989-1990 Postdoc, Surface Chemistry, Laser Chemistry Department (Prof. K.-L. Kompa), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching/München
1985-1989 Research Assistant, Physik-Department E20 (Prof. D. Menzel), TU München

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2015-2018 Vice Dean of the Physics Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2007-2012 Examination Board Chair of the Physics Department, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1990-1992 DFG-stipend: Time resolved FTIR investigations of kinetic processes at surfaces

Selected Publications

    1. P. Jakob, Y. J. Chabal, K. Raghavachari, S. B. Christman
      Discrete nature of inhomogeneity on stepped H/Si(111) surfaces: Spectroscopic identification of individual terrace sizes
      Phys. Rev. B 47, 6839 (1993) (Rapid Comm.).
    2. P. Jakob, B.N.J. Persson
      Infrared Spectroscopy of Overtones and Combination Bands
      J. Chem. Phys. 109, 8641 (1998).
    3. M. Gsell, P. Jakob, D. Menzel
      Effect of Substrate Strain on Adsorption
      Science 280, 717 (1998).
    4. P. Jakob
      Anharmonic coupling effects among adsorbate vibrational modes: The model system Ru(001)-(√3 x √3)R30°-CO revisited
      Appl. Phys. A 75, 45 (2002).
    5. A. Schlapka, M. Lischka, A. Groß, U. Käsberger, P. Jakob
      Surface Strain versus Substrate Interaction in Heteroepitaxial Metal Layers: Pt on Ru(0001)
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 016101 (2003).
    6. P. Jakob, K. Anhut, S. Schnur, A. Groß
      Monodisperse Microisland Formation on Ni/Ru(0001) Monolayers
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 206101 (2008).
    7. K. Donner, P. Jakob
      Structural properties and site specific interactions of Pt with the graphene/Ru(0001) moiré overlayer
      J. Chem. Phys. 131, 164701 (2009).
    8. N. Armbrust, J. Güdde, P. Jakob, U. Höfer
      Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission of Unoccupied Electronic States of Periodically Rippled Graphene on Ru(0001
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 056801 (2012).
    9. P. Rosenow, P. Jakob, R. Tonner
      Electron-Vibron Coupling at Metal-Organic Interfaces from Theory and Experiment
      J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 1422 (2016).
    10. P. Jakob and S. Thussing
      Vibrational Frequency used as Internal Clock Reference to access Molecule – Metal Charge – Transfer Times
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 116801 (2021).