Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Roland Wester

Roland Wester

Member of the Young Academy since 2013

  • Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universität Innsbruck


Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Chemical physics
  • Experimental physics
  • Laser physics



Selected Memberships:

  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • European Physical Society

Selected Prizes:

  • Gustav-Hertz-Preis der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
  • ERC Starting Grant
  • Eliteprogramm für Postdoktoranden der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
  • Emmy Noether-Programm der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Feodor Lynen-Forschungsstipendium der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

Selected Publications:

  • Otto, R.; Brox, J.; Trippel, S.; Stei, M.; Best, T. et al. [..] (2012) Single solvent molecules can affect the dynamics of substitution reactions. Nature Chemistry, Bd. 4, S. 534-538.
  • Best, T.; Otto, R.; Trippel, S.; Hlavenka, P.; Von Zastrow, A. et al. [..] (2011) Absolute photodetachment cross-section measurements for hydrocarbon chain anions. The Astrophysical Journal, Bd. 742 (63).
  • Wester, Roland (2009) Radiofrequency multipole traps: Tools for spectroscopy and dynamics of cold molecular ions. Journal of Physics B, Bd. 42 (154001).
  • Mikosch, J.; Trippel, S.; Eichhorn, C.; Otto, R.; Lourderaj, U. et al. [..] (2008) Imaging nucleophilic substitution reactions. Science, Bd. 319, S. 183-186.
  • Deiglmayer, J.; Grochola, A.; Repp, M.; Mörtlbauer, K.; Glück, C. et al. [..] (2008) Formation of ultracold polar molecules in the rovibrational ground state. Physical Review Letters, Bd. 101 (133004).